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We are currently seeking a candidate to join the Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO) as an Automation Engineer. IGO specializes in high throughput genomics technologies, including a variety of sequencing platforms, and coordinates with other groups in the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) to provide investigators with a full range of genomic services. IGO is highly automated and follows a Lean laboratory approach. Our process is fully inclusive: we assist investigators with phenotypic characterization of tissues and macro dissection of specimens, and extract DNA and RNA from a wide variety of sources (single cells, FFPE and fresh frozen sample, buccal swab, circulating free DNA, etc.) to support basic, translational and clinical research. Ultimately, the focus of our work is to help establish the basis of cancer pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment at MSKCC. The candidate will join the Robotics team
Develop, test and implement automated assays in both 96 and 384 plates.
Train lab members to run robotic methods and help troubleshoot issues when they arise.
Perform routine QC on equipment for precision and accuracy testing.
Work closely with all staff in IGO to increase throughput and efficiency.
Maintain a Lean Workflow for all processes
Collaborate with Bioinformatics to integrate automated laboratory solutions into Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
Evaluate new equipment and automated methodologies as they arise.
Communicate with vendor technical support and sales representatives if necessary
Able to work independently while working in a large team.
Someone handling a fast paced environment and the pressure associated with deadlines with calm and maximum efficiency
A valued colleague
An outstanding communicator.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field with at least 8 years of relevant full-time experience or a Master’s degree with 5 years full-time relevant experience.
Knowledge of basic NextGen Sequencing workflows preferred.
Previous exposure to a LIMS systems is preferred.
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