Recombine is advancing personalized medicine by translating developments from the fields of genomics and computer science into cost-effective, cutting-edge genetic diagnostics. We develop new products in a way that is ethically upstanding, medically meaningful, clinically actionable, and practically useful for patients and providers. Our first product, CarrierMap, helps identify couples at risk of passing a genetic disease to their children, and is currently being provided to thousands of patients around the world through our network of physicians. Our company was founded by experts in fertility, clinical genetics, bioinformatics and computer science brought together with one goal in mind: to improve health outcomes based on actionable and responsible genetic testing.
Recombine seeks a Technical Supervisor who will be responsible for assisting the lab technicians with various processes and responsibilities. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in the field of genetics coupled with a passion for learning the latest in cutting-edge technologies.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and expertise in usage of NGS for targeted and exome sequencing using NimbleGen and other library preparation methods on Illumina NextSeq and HiSeq. The candidate will act as a senior member of the team and assist with implementing and overseeing clinical procedures and protocols, assay development and quality control and carry out troubleshooting as needed. Other tasks include coordination, communication and collaboration with other members of the team (including lab and Bioinformatics scientists) regarding sample workflow and results; plus all related job duties as assigned. Excellent communication skills are essential. Knowledge and expertise on digital PCR and Sanger Sequencing assays will be a plus. Also, experience with automation instruments for NGS library preparation and other purposes as needed is desirable.
BSc or MSc degree in Biology or other related science. Experience working in a clinical environment. Experience with working independently, organizing different workflows and procedures as needed, NGS assay development and troubleshooting. Extensive expertise and knowledge of NGS assays and workflows and utilization of Illumina NextSeq and HiSeq instruments is essential for this position. Flexible work hours. Results-oriented and self-motivated. Proficient with common software, including MS Office.
Plusses – Desirable: Experience with digital PCR and Sanger Sequencing assays and also, automation instruments (liquid handlers).
- Fast learner, independent, passionate about technology, eager to grow and train in various laboratory skills.
- NGS experience with NimbleGen library prep and Illumina NGS instruments
- Fluorescent Microplate reader experience: Envision
- qPCR, Gel size analysis and Purification.
- dPCR and Sanger Sequencing
- Lab automation experience
- Working from Livingston, NJ
- Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-pace, start up environment.
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