Sequencing Core Technician

Job Details:
The La Jolla Institute Center for Functional Genomics is seeking a highly motivated, independent, and detail-oriented individual to serve as a research technician in a cutting-edge Sequencing Core. The candidate will acquire skills in the operation of Illumina sequencers, manual and robotic NGS library preparations, and other relevant genomic techniques. He or she would support the facility in daily operations, including but not limited to training researchers to use the instruments, evaluating sample quality and preparing samples for sequencing, executing and developing innovative protocols, running sophisticated equipment, and performing some minor administrative tasks. We are a high-throughput facility, often handling large numbers of samples at a given time, therefore, organization, record keeping, and attention to details is a must.

Responsibilities will include:
• Nucleic acids extraction
• Generate high-quality NGS libraries primarily for RNA-seq.
• Assess the quality and quantity of respective libraries using appropriate equipment (Qubit, Bioanalyzer, Tapestation, and qPCR)
• Logging of all sample QC data
• Operating Next Generation Sequencers (Illumina Hiseq and Miseq)
• Perform routine laboratory duties and maintenance of instruments
• Participate in the development of new technologies and protocols
• Conduct training for researchers
• Inventory of reagents and consumables

Education and Experience:
A BS or BA in Molecular Biology (or related discipline) with 2-3 years experience or an MS. Candidate should have considerable experience with molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, NGS library preparation, cloning, or protocols similar in nature. Next Generation Sequencing experience is desirable and familiarity with robotic liquid handlers would be a plus. Must be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint. The candidate should appreciate a high level of standards, delivering quality work, and learning state-of-the-art technology.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their CV to be considered. To apply, please click HERE

Application deadline: August 9, 2016. Review of applications: August 9, 2016.

About LJI
In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices,including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.