Staff Research Scientist/Genomics Core Director

San Francisco, CA, United States
Aug 28, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Genomics Core


Gladstone is seeking a talented and motivated scientist to direct the Gladstone Genomics Core. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with Gladstone scientists on various research projects employing sequencing-based methods, as well as introducing cutting edge techniques to propel science at Gladstone. As Director of the Genomics Core, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising core staff members and for ensuring the basic business functions of the core.

Essential Functions
  • Knowledge and operation of sequencing and related instruments
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and software issues related to the core's instrumentation
  • Providing technical advice on experimental methods related to genomic sequencing
  • Assisting with data analysis, interpretation, and lifecycle management
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of best practices for genomic sequencing and analysis
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of modern methodologies such as single cell RNA sequencing, ATACseq, etc.
  • Providing training for the use of the core's instruments and related software
  • Supervising and mentoring of core staff members
  • Managing the basic business functions of the core as a recharge center (rate setting, advertising, invoicing)
  • Extensive practical experience with genomic sequencing-based techniques
  • Experience with spatial transcriptomics highly desired
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of relevant safety protocols
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • A passion for supporting cutting-edge science Genomics Core Equipment

The Genomics Core currently operates Illumina NextSeq and iSeq sequencers, a 10x Chromium system, and a variety of instruments for sample preparations. The Gladstone Genomics Core interfaces directly with the UCSF Center for Advanced Technologies that houses Illumina NovaSeq and HiSeq sequencers.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with genomic sequencing and related techniques
  • Previous supervisory/management experience regarded as a major strength

Additional Information:

  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone. Your difference will make a difference in human health.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.