HTP DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Scientist I

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Apr 18, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Result Type
Full Time

HTP DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Scientist I
Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

The Genome Sequencing core at the Hartwell Center for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology provides state of the art genome sequencing analysis to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital using Illumina GAIIx and Roche FLX platforms. To date, the core has generated more than 280 gb of sequence data from eukaryote, bacterial and viral genomes. The HTP DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Scientist I provides technical and analytic support in the deployment of current second-generation and future sequencing technologies. This position includes substantial interaction with St. Jude investigators to provide guidance and support in the use of massively parallel sequencing technologies. The HTP DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Scientist I is responsible for the introduction and deployment of new services in the laboratory, performing standard and specialized molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid preparation/quantification, cloning, PCR, nucleic acid sequencing, and other specific techniques as required.
  Job Requirements Requirements:

  • A Masters of Science (MS) in biology, chemistry or life sciences or Masters of Arts (MA) plus seven (7) years experience in a laboratory environment is required OR
  • A PhD in biology, chemistry or life sciences with no additional experience is required.

    Preferred skills:
  • Experience in DNA sequencing and analysis, DNA assembly, second-generation sequencing technology, bioinformatics and genome analysis tools, as well as training in molecular biology is preferred. Prior experience in a biomolecular core facility is desired.
  • Publications, collaborative participation in research programs and/or participation in international/national professionally related organizations is a plus.

St. Jude offers a positive working culture, professional advancement, & competitive compensation. Qualified applicants may apply for this position or others via our online process at:

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.