Kelly Services Molecular Biologist Manager in Brookings, South Dakota
Molecular Biologist Manager
Design, implement and manage a next generation sequencing lab and its staff, in coordination and cooperation with Quality Control, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and ISPrime departments in compliance with CVB Regulations, to meet the Strategic Objectives of the Company..
The Molecular Biologist Manager is responsible for development, optimization and supervision of the sequencing, assembly, data analysis, and storage of viral and bacterial genomes, as it relates to construct development, vaccine development and vaccine manufacturing. The position is internal, requiring time at the laboratory bench and is external, requiring effective communication with customers and clients.
o Coordinate and carry out sample collection and preparation, DNA & RNA extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing of libraries on in-house sequencing equipment
o Perform all lab-based activities: sample preparation, DNA/RNA isolation, DNA/RNA purification, library construction, DNA/RNA next generation sequencing.
o Perform and execute next-generation sequencing (NGS) protocols for the characterization of RNA and DNA molecules.
o Develop novel protocols for viral genomes and/or bacterial genomes by sequence alignment and/or primer design.
o Design, and implement, and maintain NGS sequencing platform/s.
o Conduct and implement improved methods to existing standard next generation sequencing protocols.
o Effectively optimizing and troubleshooting NGS library preparation and sequencing workflows, upstream data processing to ensure high level of quality and reliability of generated results.
o Evaluate new methods and technologies to enable the expansion of next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms for higher throughput, lower cost applications (e.g., cheaper library prep, new approaches to DNA concentration normalization, etc.).
o Training and management of laboratory scientists/technicians.
o Design and implement NGS data storage strategy.
o Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee next-generation sequencing (NGS) data processing pipelines in a high-performance computing environment.
o Develop software modules to regularly perform standard data analysis routines in an automated fashion and provide visualization tools for clients, veterinarians and researchers to explore the results.
o Apply a combination of theoretical and applied knowledge in order to strategize, guide and lead the NGS-related programs.
o Provide high quality practical advice to others by applying broad NGS-related experimental and data analytics work experience and theoretical knowledge.
o Analyze, interpret and record experimental results and present them in written/oral communications.
o Work closely with diagnostic lab reports and Immunological Services for sequence analysis and tracking of disease within individual locations
o Manage timelines and deliverables and develop reports for various projects.
o Training and management of data scientists/technicians
PhD in Molecular Science or related field
Experience minimum 3 years
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