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Next Generation Sequencing Associate (9612C), Innovative Genomics Institute

University of California-Berkeley
United States, California, Berkeley
2199 Addison Street (Show on map)
February 20, 2023



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Departmental Overview

The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a non-profit, academic research organization formed through the partnership of UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, and located on the UC Berkeley campus. A key focus of the IGI is accelerating translation of CRISPR-based approaches to address real-world problems in human health, agriculture, and climate.

The IGI is committing to hiring researchers who want to work in a high-performing culture. The IGI is interested in candidates who will contribute to our commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion in academia. The IGI is also interested in applicants who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family/personal reasons, or excelled in careers outside academia. Most of our job postings list "required" and "preferred" qualifications. We encourage individuals to apply who do not meet every preferred qualification, but who could grow and thrive in the role.


Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 21, 2022


Responsibilities

Prepare Samples for Sequencing:

  • DNA and RNA extraction.
  • Reverse transcription and PCR.
  • NGS library preparation.
  • Loading, Running and maintenance of Sequencers.
  • Adherence to quality control criteria and safety guidelines.

Accessioning and Client Support:

  • Liaise with the users to accept specimens and exchange information regarding experiments.
  • Interact with the LIMS system to track projects and process samples received at the core.

Documentation & General:

  • Maintenance of laboratory inventory.
  • Keep track of inventory for supplies needed and work with colleagues to order supplies in advance of weekly protocol.
  • Record sample metadata.
  • Support billing/recharge activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with general laboratory techniques.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Experience in high-throughput sample processing and handling is a must.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a technical team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet daily deadlines in a fast-paced facility setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at BSL2 facility.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques: DNA/RNA extraction, PCR and qPCR, and NGS library preparation.
  • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques.
  • Experience working in a core or resource facility setting.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $56,512.87 (step 1.0) - $82,372.01 (step 20.0).

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.


Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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