Genomics Core Manager


Position Information

University Code 32321 University Title Manager 1, Research University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Regional Working Title Genomics Core Manager Position Number 591170 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Office Of Research Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Genomics Core is seeking a highly qualified, service minded and innovative manager to lead the day-to-day work at the high-throughput sequencing facility. The mission of the VCU Genomics Core is to provide state-of-the-art lab-technical genomic services and necessary analysis support to synergize, enhance and advance genomic research at VCU and beyond. The vision for the VCU Genomics Core is to serve as a nucleus that synergizes genomic expertise, advanced technology, lab-technical support and insight in novel directions of the field for developing and conducting leading edge genomic research by providing cost-effective, high quality services in a timely manner. Thus, the Genomics Core will develop and implement standardized, customized and specialized sample- and library preparation protocols, provide sequencing and ancillary services, advise investigators in experimental design and provide insight about novel innovative protocols and approaches.

The Manager will be responsible for the daily operations of the VCU Genomics Core, including day-to-day leadership, consultation and training of the technical team members; creating and supporting an environment to foster teamwork, cooperation, respect and diversity; providing direction regarding overall laboratory staffing and allocation of time to specific projects; taking responsibility for correct handling of critical instrumentation and customer samples; developing new experimental procedures and core service protocols as needed; serving as the first point of contact for customer support; being responsible for proper budgeting and billing of projects; and performing hands-on lab-technical work as required.
The Manager will work under supervision of the co-directors, who will assist in complex applications, but is expected to be able to resolve routine issues independently. Furthermore, in consolation with the co-directors, the Manager will develop processes and implement routines to ensure highest possible quality of the work performed and to evaluate and ensure customer satisfaction.

Minimum Hiring Standards

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in genomics research (or equivalent) and hands on experience with advanced molecular biology/genetics; will have significant hands on experience in contemporary high-throughput sequencing technologies and instrumentation; and will be a visionary team leader. Exceptional communication and organizational skills are required. Ability to process and interpret omic data is critical. The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

The successful applicant will have at least 5 years of working experience/post-doctoral training in genomics research (or equivalent) experience with multiple technologies is preferred with documented team leadership experience. A candidate with prior experience in managing a sequencing facility is preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 65,000 - 90,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Mon-Fri/8-5 Job Open Date 11/18/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101737 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have hands on experience with preparing samples for next-generation sequencing?
    • No, I have no experience.
    • Yes, I have limited experience (single protocol/platform, less than 1 year).
    • Yes, I have some experience (a few protocols/platforms, 1-5 years).
    • Yes, I have extensive experience (multiple protocols/platforms, more than 5 years
  2. * Do you have hands on experience with running and maintaining next-generation sequencing instrumentation from Illumina and PacBio/other platforms?
    • No, I have no experience.
    • I have experience only with Illumina platforms
    • I have experience only with PacBio/other platforms
    • I have experience with both Illumina and PacBio/other platforms
  3. * Do you have hands on experience with performing quality control and handling data from Illumina and PacBio platforms?
    • No, I have no experience
    • I have experience only with Illumina platforms
    • I have experience only with PacBio/other platforms
    • I have experience with both Illumina and PacBio/other platforms
  4. * Do you have experience with customer service?
    • No, I have no experience.
    • I have experience with customer service online/via phone/in person from a non-scientific setting
    • I have experience with customer service online/via phone/in person from a scientific setting
    • I have experience with customer service online/via phone/in person from a scientific service core in academia/industry
  5. * Do you have team management experience? (Check all that apply)
    • No, I have no experience
    • I have experience with managing a group of children/students/trainees
    • I have experience with managing staff/peers in a professional setting
    • : I have experience with managing a diverse team of individuals with different types and levels of expertise
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents

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