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Penn State Erie - Research Core Facilities Coordinator

February 21, 2020 - The Behrend College seeks a Research Core Facilities Coordinator to oversee and coordinate activities of core research instrumentation in the college. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, this position will manage the day-to-day operations of laboratory instrumentation shared among the schools of science and engineering, train faculty and students to operate instrumentation and collaborate with faculty members to conduct experiments in support of their research. Key Responsibilities include: oversee and coordinate activities of shared research instrumentation; develop and implement standard policies and procedures integral to the management and operation of shared instrumentation; oversee the management of instrument-related materials, including monitoring cost effectiveness; train users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes; responsible for the operation of microscopic imaging instrumentation as well as related data analysis for selected research projects; consult with users to refine or adapt methodologies to fit specific experimental requirements and collaborate in the development of new techniques; manage budgets for shared instrumentation upkeep and end-of-life replacement; develop and manage shared instrumentation user processes, including scheduling and user fee accounting; maintain external research relationships to identify and develop new funding sources; contribute to technical proposal preparation and/or presentations; troubleshoot operational issues and develop action plans to resolve; collaborate with investigators and administration on significant operational issues/barriers; actively promote safety for students, faculty and co-workers; may co-author or author publications and may co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences; assist in acquiring research funding including writing grant proposals. Applicants must have a Master's or Ph.D. (preferred) in science or engineering; 5+ years' experience in the use of wide variety of lab techniques, research equipment and research related software, including experience in the use of microscopic imaging technologies. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail; excellent written and oral communication skills. A proven ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of major research instrumentation that you have used in the past three years, indicating frequency of use. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Ohio University - Genomics Facility – Technical Assistant

The Ohio University Genomics Facility (OUGF) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated technical assistant to join our team. The OUGF provides Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing, and data analysis services for researchers. We work with on a diverse set of projects from several colleges within OU. The ideal applicant will have experience with standard molecular techniques, NGS library preparation, and qPCR. In addition to wet-lab work, the applicant should have good interpersonal and organizational skills. 

To apply please visit:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Bioinformatician, Core

The Bioinformatics Core Research Facility, part of the Center for Biotechnology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is seeking an enthusiastic bioinformatician / computational biologist for our team. The Core participates in a wide variety of Life Sciences projects, mostly dealing with sequencing data resulting from agricultural study subjects. Beside having bioinformatics skills, we are looking for someone who has good client-oriented interpersonal and organizational skills.


Harvard Medical School - Flow Cytometry Core Manager

Position open for a Flow Cytometry Core Manager in the Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School. This Flow Cytometry Facility actively participates in exciting research projects across multiple departments, and operates cutting-edge instruments for flow analysis and sorting. We are looking for a team player with strong cytometry as well as organizational and interpersonal skills who will work closely with facility staff and the dozens of scientists who use the Facility.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource - Research Assistant II, Core

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR) is seeking an experienced Research Assistant to support translational cancer research studies focused in immune-oncology. 

This individual will conduct a variety of experiments in a highly collaborative environment with clinical and basic science investigators, other Vanderbilt Shared Resources, and companies. Responsibilities include data analysis and the development of new and optimization of existing protocols for novel technologies. The individual will also assist in day-to-day problem solving, equipment maintenance, and researcher training in technologies/protocols. Experience in flow cytometry and/or imaging is desired, but not required

To apply, visit (requisition # 1913365): 

The Ohio State University - Genomics Shared Resource - Research Associate 2

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Genomics Shared Resource Research Specialist

The OSU CCC Genomics Shared Resource seeks a Research Scientist to support next-generation sequencing services, work with OSU CCC investigators, supervise and train staff, and develop and optimize protocols for cutting-edge technology and services.

Under all openings search for requisition #457026.

Van Andel Institute - Genomics Core Associate

Van Andel Institute (VAI), a nonprofit biomedical research and science education institute, is seeking to hire a Genomics Core Associate within the Genomics Core. The Genomics Core provides high throughput genomics support for Van Andel Institute and collaborating institutions. We provide access to next generation sequencing and beadarray technology, perform complex molecular biology assays, and offer expertise to train researchers to use these resources effectively. To continue to provide quality, expeditious assistance for an ever expanding number of service requests, we are looking for a full-time individual to join our team.

As a member of our team, your first and foremost responsibility will be to provide VAI scientists with high quality next-generation sequencing data. As a key individual in the Genomics Core you must demonstrate the ability to perform and acquire new skills in the operation of Illumina (NextSeq500, NovaSeq6000, and iScan) and Oxford Nanopore technologies, NGS library preparation, and other relevant genomic techniques. You will be responsible for supporting daily operations, including but not limited to evaluating sample quality and preparing samples for sequencing, executing protocols, running and maintaining sophisticated equipment, logging and tracking samples, training new users, and other general duties. You must be able to work effectively in a team environment and develop productive relationships with Core users.   


CYTEK BIOSCIENCES, INC. - Technical Applications Specialist / Flow Cytometry

The Cytek Technical Applications Specialist (TAS) will be responsible for assisting Cytek internal and external customers with workflow development, optimization, and implementation of flow cytometry applications.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area


University of North Dakota - Genomics Scientist

The purpose of this position is to manage ongoing Genomics and bioinformatics research and provide genomics services to internal and external clients in the genomics Core. This position is necessary to provide comprehensive assistance with the design and implementation of experiments, technical assistance with advanced equipment and methods, computational and statistical analysis, and results reporting for SMHS faculty, staff, and students, as well as outside collaborating entities. The person holding this position will collaborate with investigators and others to bring issues to appropriate resolution; will present at seminars/teaching forums; will contribute as appropriate for grant-reporting and accounting functions, and will work on an on-going basis to identify challenges and future directions as the Genomics Core continues to grow. This a non-tenure track position and duties are confined within responsibilities in the Core.


University of Rochester Medical Center - Staff Scientist

The Genomics Research Center (GRC) at University of Rochester Medical Center is looking for a highly motivated and creative Sr. Bioinformatics Research Scientist to develop and apply innovative analytical approaches in the area of genomics. You will collaborate with University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute investigators to analyze data such as single-cell genomics, bulk RNA-seq, DNA methylation, CUT&RUN/CUT&TAG, ChIP-seq, ATAC-Seq, microbiome, virome, and microRNA-Seq to understand cancer cell biology, help the investigators prepare manuscripts and grant applications. You will also lead the evaluation of published bioinformatics tools and develop the optimized pipelines to share with the research community at University of Rochester.

To apply, email CV and cover letter to: 

Harvard University – Sequencing Specialist

The Bauer Core Facility (Harvard University Division of Science) seeks an instrument specialist to support sequencing technologies with a focus on single cell sequencing.

Duties & Responsibilities

Executes a range of complex scientific research activities in a core facility with a focus on expanding core support for single-cell sequencing. Assists with experimental design, sample preparation, data collection and/or analyses of sequencing projects. Trains researchers on core instrumentation and protocols. Develops and optimizes protocols using instrumentation and automation available in the core lab.

Interacts daily with users of the core facility. These users are technicians, undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs and faculty members from departments across the FAS, other Harvard schools (HMS, SEAS, HSPH, HSDM), as well as researchers from outside Harvard – mainly those from other area academic institutions, biotech, and pharma. The position also works closely as part of the core staff team to ensure projects move smoothly through multiple steps and that all information is handed off properly to the next staff member involved in a project. The Sequencing Specialist will also interact with Research Computing and Informatics team members to help coordinate project submissions, resource reservations, software access, data analysis, and data storage.


The University of Illinois at Chicago - Assistant Director of Mass Spectrometry Core

The Mass Spectrometry Core (MSC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an open position for a full-time Assistant Director with a background in Mass spectrometry. The holder of this position assists the Director of MSC in overseeing the operations of an analytical Mass Spectrometry research facility. Defines research projects, carries out own research projects, and trains other lab personnel in various techniques and research equipment. Custom designs and performs Mass Spectrometry associated research projects according to customer needs. Carries out complex laboratory protocols and data analysis. Assists in preparation and submission of shared instrument and other grant applications.



Texas A&M University Health Science Center - Postdoctoral Research Associate

A Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Andreea Trache laboratory to study molecular dynamics with a focus on mechanotransduction at cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions, and their connection with the cytoskeleton in aging and thoracic aneurysm. These studies will involve the use of atomic force microscope (AFM) combined with total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) and spinning-disk confocal microscopy. The successful candidate should have experience/training in optical imaging methods, and prior experience with cell cultures, transfections, cell staining, and molecular biology. Prior experience with AFM is a plus.  The laboratory is housed in the new Medical Research and Education Building II on College Station/Bryan campus. Salary and fringe benefits will be commensurate with qualifications.  Interested applicants please upload curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references at the job site.

 Link to job site

Harvard University - Single Cell Core Scientific Director

Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Department of Systems Biology established the Single Cell Core (SCC) facility for single cell technology in July of 2016. The mission of the SCC is to facilitate breakthrough discoveries at HMS by enabling the design and execution of single cell genomics assays. The SCC is seeking a Scientific Director with expert knowledge in single cell sequencing to provide critical expertise needed for bringing additional state-of-the-art protocols to the SCC and the HMS community.

Single cell sequencing is proving to be an incredibly powerful tool for addressing a broad range of biological questions, from basic developmental biology to disease phenotyping and pathway discovery. There are still relatively few labs with deep expertise in single cell ‘omics analysis, yet there is huge demand. The SCC serves as a focal point of single cell expertise for HMS and the surrounding biomedical community, providing assistance with the design, optimization, execution, and analysis of single cell experiments.

The Scientific Director position is an excellent opportunity for scientists wishing to explore a career path in developing single cell sequencing technology and work creatively with users to design and execute their experiments. The SCC is now in its 4th year of operation servicing over 80 labs in the greater Boston area. The SCC is one of the only cores offering scRNA-seq as an open-access fee for service facility. The current platforms used at the SCC are the microfluidic droplet-based methods both inDrops and 10x Genomics.


Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research - Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate-LCMS

Biomarkers Core Laboratory at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is seeking a staff associate/senior staff associate with expertise in the field of untargeted metabolomics, mass spectrometry and related data processing and bioinformatics. This position will involve LC-HRMS and GC-HRMS profiling of endogenous and exogenous metabolites in support of precision medicine metabolomics. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biological mass spectrometry with technical expertise in untargeted analysis and processing workflows for high-resolution mass spectrometry data sets.


University of Notre Dame - Optical Microscopy Program Director

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) provides an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable expert users to attack the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, resident professional staff, including technicians and research specialists, to guide the non-expert users. Come join us to be part of this important research resource!

The optical imaging core, one pillar of the NDIIF, is integral to many scientific discoveries in the College of Science and the College of Engineering. The Optical Microscopy Program Director should be a highly motivated scientist with experience in biological microscopy who can collaborate with various researchers across the campus in effort to generate business and publications.


Axle Informatics - Proteomics Specialist

Purpose: To provide a Proteomics Specialist within a core facility to support scientists at the NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories.  RML is a state-of-the-art research facility within the NIAID’s intramural research program and supports 22 principal investigators, approximately 50 postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows and ~25 Staff Scientists.  The main focus of the research agenda is infectious disease and immunology. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating project design, sample preparation, acquisition, and bioinformatics for a diverse set of infectious disease and immunology proteomics projects.


Axle Informatics - Scientific Operator for Flow Cytometry Instruments

Purpose: To provide an outstanding scientific operator for flow cytometry instruments at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  The Flow Cytometry Facility in the Research Technologies Branch (RTB), in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institutes of Health.  The research agenda of the DIR focuses mostly on immunology and infectious disease research, and flow cytometry is central to many research projects.  The DIR supports approximately 120 principle investigators and 500 postdoctoral and clinical fellows. The Facility currently hosts six high speed cell sorters, five cell analyzers, and one imaging cytometer. Operations covers both BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories.


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