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Senior Laboratory Executive (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

 

This position exists to manage and operate the next-generation sequencing core facility (i.e., Genomics Bench), to oversight, and provide day to day administrative support of the GeDAC on matters pertaining to organisational infrastructure, liaison between the GeDAC divisions/sections, business/budget, and reports/updates.

Duties & Responsibilities

 

a) Research: 


- to carry out assigned experiments including culturing cell lines, nucleic acids extraction, PCR, and other related protocols


- Prepare sequencing libraries, perform quality assessment and sequencing runs


- to organise, preserve and present the results of the experiments in a logical manner


- to properly and systematically record all experiments that have been assigned and their results, ensuring proper documentation of experiments and sequencing runs


- to analyse and plan further experiments under guidance including troubleshooting of experiments and sequencing runs


- to assist in supervising, training and guiding attachment/undergraduate students where required

 

b) Laboratory:


- to ensure that lab consumables required for experiments are adequately stocked


- responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of equipment through regular checks


- required to assemble reagents, chemicals and media that are needed for experiments


- to ensure that standard operating procedures and safety regulations are followed


- assist to ensure the general cleanliness of the lab

Duties & Responsibilities

 

c) Administrative duties:


Finance, Budget & Pricing Support


- Assemble annual pricing for services with projected income targets


- Draw up annual budget of the Facility for co-Heads approval


- Maintain detailed and accurate records for audits as needed to ensure accuracy and maintain compliance


- Plan and ensure the needs and requirements of the team including assistance in billings, procurement, and maintenace of consumables inventory


- Maintain a systematic and proper record of all purchases


- Liaising between the vendors and the administrative office to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies

 

HR


- Assist in recruitment of new staff from drafting job descriptions/recruitment requests to shortlisting and interview process


- Onboarding of new staff including ensuring assignment of space, equipment, etc as required 


- Induction/orientation of new staff into the team and training where necessary, is provided.


- Assist in annual appraisal exercise where required

 

Outreach


- Assist co-Heads to plan outreach/training programmes, workshops for the facility, and regularly scheduled journal clubs, 


- Effective marketing including facility webpages, roadshows, etc to encourage scientists to use the Facility 

 

Communications & Service


- Assist co-Heads to communicate and liaise with the specialised and trained core facility teams to provide effective customer service and management of projects undertaken


- Partner with Principal Investigators where necessary to assist to establish project needs, measure progress and address issues that arise
 

Qualifications

 

Master’s or Ph.D. on molecular biology, genetics, or related fields


• At least 1 year of experience working in molecular biology laboratory


• Hands-on laboratory experience with cell culture, extraction of nucleic acids, PCR, and other related protocols


• Meticulous and organized


• Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills


• Excellent written and spoken English

 

Preferences


• Experience with chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq), library preparation


• Knowledge on Next-Generation Sequencing


• Experience with staff supervision