• Research Specialist - Genomics Laboratory

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    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    YRK: Genomics Core
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
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  • Description

    A highly motivated candidate sought as a Research Specialist in Genomics laboratory at the Yerkes Primate Center.

    • Candidate will perform nucleic acid isolation from various tissues and conduct experiments using Next-Generation Sequencing (Illumina) and other related genomic analyses.
    • A Bachelors degree in biology, immunology, molecular biology or related field is required.
    • Previous lab experience in genomics, particularly using Illumina technology (RNA-Seq, HiSeq or MiSeq), is a plus but not necessary.



    • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
    • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
    • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
    • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
    • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
    • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator. 


    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


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