Manager/Director, Research

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Jun 29, 2018
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Manager/Director, Research – Tucson Arizona

HTG's Research and Technology team is looking for a creative and resourceful scientific leader.  This group works on new technologies, assays, and instrumentation, as well as problem-solving of existing assays and techniques.  The position is lab and office based but will require occasional travel and evening/weekend work.

Essential Functions

  • Lead a group of scientists to design and develop novel molecular assays.
  • Plans, prioritizes, and tracks multiple projects.
  • Performs a wide variety of assays and other experiments within several areas of expertise to advance HTG EdgeSeq products.
  • Responsible for assessing new technologies in NGS and molecular diagnostics.
  • Proposes and carries out short and long-term individual and team objectives.
  • Critically reviews contributions made by team members.
  • Independently contributes ideas related to all projects and contributes novel ideas to solve problems.
  • Performs detailed data analysis and reports results.
  • Ensures compliance with lab safety and GMP/ISO requirements.
  • Monitors own work to ensure high quality product and accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related
  • 7+ years prior experience (industry or academic) in laboratory or team management.
  • Previous experience managing people.
  • Molecular biology laboratory experience, including next-gen sequencing, qPCR, automation instruments, and routine tasks.  Pathology/Oncology experience desired.
  • Strong communication skills:
  • Generate, summarize, and present data and conclusions to internal and external audiences.   
  • Represent (propose and complete objectives) the department on a multidisciplinary team or on outside collaborations.
  • Publication and collaboration experience required.
  • Leadership and motivational abilities:
  • Management of scientists and other lab personnel.
  • Organize and track multiple projects, lab maintenance, and personnel within a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office at a minimum.  Knowledge of statistical programs and methods, Linux, programming language(s), or next-gen sequencing analysis a definite plus.

Physical Requirements/Environment

Weekend and evening work required in order to meet deadlines.  Work is indoors in a seasonally heated and air-conditioned environment.  The position is sedentary and requires pipetting, typing, and the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.   

To apply for this position, please click https://htgmolecular.easyapply.co.

About HTG:  Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, we are a provider of instruments and reagents for molecular profiling applications.  Our mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level.  In 2013, we commercialized our Edge instrument platform and a portfolio of RNA assays that leverage HTG’s proprietary nuclease protection chemistry.  Our Edge system capabilities have been expanded to fully automate sample and targeted library preparation for next-generation sequencing. 

HTG offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as short-term & long-term disability, life insurance, an employee stock purchase plan, and a 401K plan.

 

Additional information about us is available at www.htgmolecular.com.

About Tucson, Arizona: Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, we are a provider of instruments and reagents for molecular profiling applications.  Our mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level.  In 2013, we commercialized our Edge instrument platform and a portfolio of RNA assays that leverage HTG’s proprietary nuclease protection chemistry.  Our Edge system capabilities have been expanded to fully automate sample and targeted library preparation for next-generation sequencing.