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Genomic Technologist - The Jackson Laboratory

Date Posted: Nov 18, 2020
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States of America
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  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jun 16, 2021

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join the Genome Technologies team at JAX at our campus in Farmington, Connecticut!  Working under minimal supervision from the manager of Genome Technologies, the incumbent is responsible for testing, developing, streamlining, improving and implementing protocols (new or existing) using cutting-edge nucleic acid and library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS) and associated technologies. The incumbent will work directly with the research and clinical labs to provide services and training. Responsibilities include testing new protocols, preparing biological samples,constructing genomic libraries and operating NGS technologies. Good knowledge in molecular biology and strong hands-on skills are critical in protocol development and implementation. Experience in automation and protocol/process scale-up highly desired, as is direct experience with operating Illumina sequencers (HiSeq, NextSeq, MiSeq) and/or PacBio Sequencers. Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills are required. In addition, a Technologist III will be responsible for mentoring and training other members of the lab.


  • Isolate DNA and RNA, QC samples, construct and QC NGS libraries start and QC sequence runs. Troubleshoot to solve problems as they arise. Implement processimprovement to improve efficiency and minimize errors.
  • Test, develop, and implement new technologies and protocols, including automation where necessary. Document new protocols and write SOPs. Develop cost structure for new service deliverables.
  • Train laboratory staff members in new and existing SOPs.
  • Maintain project and sample information, protocols, and experimental details through the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with at least five years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory, or Master’s degree with at least three years of experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and identify, prioritize, and plan activities necessary to meet projected goals.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on skills on molecular biology is essential, and knowledge of NGS-based genomic research and related technologies is a plus.
  • 2+years successful experience in developing and delivering training materials
  • Positive team player
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to plan, schedule, and successfully carry out multiple projects at the same time to successful conclusion with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to experimental detail and process is critically required.
  • Working experience in genomics focused laboratory and experience in data management, including laboratory information management systems (LIMS) is desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required for efficient communication in scientific details.





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Company Overview

Sacramento, California, United States of America

 The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest... Read More

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