Finishing Group Leader

The HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center (formerly with the Stanford Human Genome Center) is a group of nearly 30 people primarily involved in assessing, assembling, improving and finishing eukaryotic genome sequences. We are now applying knowledge gained from finishing three human chromosomes to understanding a wide range of eukaryotic plant, vertebrate, fungal and algal genomes.

We are currently searching for a finishing group leader. The successful applicant will lead the efforts of the finishing group, comprised of three to five research technicians. This group leader will be responsible for leading this team in performing genome improvement and sequence finishing, a computational approach that takes a draft shotgun sequence and raises its sequence quality, resulting in either an improved form or a highly accurate finished sequence. Other duties include responsibility for executing some wet laboratory protocols (including specialized directed sequencing reactions) and implementing new techniques where appropriate and adapting protocols to meet goals of current projects.

This group leader will be expected to perform experiments while training and supervising research technicians. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with our group leaders in sequencing, library construction and informatics and will need to use a strong combination of scientific expertise, reasoning, data analysis, organization, and people-interaction skills to meet these ambitious goals. The group leaders, along with the principal investigators of the center, will be expected to represent the center at local and national meetings, write progress reports and contribute to the preparation of grant applications.

Qualifications: A B.S. degree is required. Applicants must also have extensive molecular biology experience that combines bioinformatics. They must also have a prior demonstrated record in the area of sequence analysis and/or finishing/genome improvement. Experience finishing a wide range of organisms is highly desirable. They must have prior computer experience with Microsoft applications, Internet sequence analysis tools and UNIX. A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment, leadership and team participation is required. Evidence of experience in hiring, supervising, and evaluating research technicians is strongly preferred.

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