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Genomics Group Leader

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Job Location
11475 MRBIV
2213 Garland Ave
Nashville, TN 37232
United States
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

Role description: Scientist / Team Leader

The successful candidate will oversee existing sequencing and single-cell workflows, as well as help develop new assays and updates to current assays related to NGS applications including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis. This is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of genomics and antibody therapeutics and participate in the development of clinical candidates in an academic setting. The successful candidate will be a highly collaborative, resourceful and effective team-player who is enthusiastic to tackle challenging scientific and technical problems.



  • Independently perform benchwork on projects to ensure successful execution of all workflows.
    • Experience in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology
    • Experience with nucleic acid extraction/purification technology
    • Experience working with RNA
    • Experience with single-cell workflows
    • Experience in working with automated instruments and robots.
  • Be comfortable with and able to adapt to regular protocol changes as protocols are being developed and improved
  • Strong knowledge of the underlying concepts of Next Generation Sequencing
  • Assist with training new associate scientists on laboratory workflows – documentation, benchwork, maintenance.
  • Lead a small technical team conducting all genomics workflows for a world-class academic center of over 50 members.
  • Collaborate with lead scientists in troubleshooting workflows
  • Independently generate reports for results on benchwork and send to collaborators.
  • Detailed recordkeeping during project progress, procedures, deviations, etc.
  • Maintain instruments and order/maintain supplies
  • Collaborate within the group, as well as with collaborators around the world


  • M.S. in Biological Sciences or equivalent years of related experience required
  • Ph.D. in Biological Scientist preferred
  • 4+ years of relevant lab experience required
  • Highly proficient in Molecular Biology principles and technologies including PCR, ddPCR, NGS, Sanger sequencing, molecular cloning, and basic sequence analysis required
  • Hands-on experience with Next Generation Sequencing platforms required
  • Experience with handling and processing customer samples preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
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