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Researcher 1 - Operations Specialist

The UMN Genomics Center (UMGC) has become a top academic sequencing facility by providing affordable, cutting-edge genomic solutions to researchers at the University of Minnesota and throughout the U.S. This position is located at our 4Front Oakdale, Mn lab where we provide genomics services to UMN and external researchers. The workload consists of following standard operating procedures (SOP), generating and delivering data for service manager review. In addition, this position also requires the running, maintaining, and troubleshooting of specialized scientific instrumentation necessary to accomplish the tasks associated with services.

Major job functions for this position include the following.

1) Laboratory experiments 95%
- Perform multiple complex scientific procedures effectively, efficiently and independently.
- Meet project specifications on time.
- Track multiple concurrent projects.
- Maintain a required high level of cleanliness and refined processing technique to ensure samples are not contaminated.
- Troubleshoot experiments.
- Operate all related specialized instrumentation and technologies, i.e. QC equipment, expression High-throughput Quantitative RT-PCR, droplet digital PCR, liquid handling robots.
- Maintain instrumentation per manufacture protocols.
- Work collaboratively with other staff and researchers.
- Follow strict BSL-2 and Clinical processing procedures.

2) Data Collection and Analysis - 5%
- Collect and analyze data using custom or vendor software.
- Evaluate and clearly communicate experimental results.
- Ability to accurately enter, interpret and analyze data.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

40-hour work week will be arranged ahead of time which may include nights and weekends.

Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and Genomics endorses a “work with flexibility” approach that offers a welcoming and flexible work environment where everyone is inspired to do their best. Work location options include working fully remote, partially remote, or entirely in the office and are based on the work of the position. Some on-site work may be necessary for certain positions, even those designated as fully remote. Because we are a land-grant institution that serves the state, the University will continue to- in most cases- expect employees to live in Minnesota.

This position has been designated as Profile 1 and is expected to work primarily on-site. Your office will be located in our leased space at 4Front in Oakdale, MN. Genomics' management retains the right to modify flexible work arrangement agreements on a temporary or permanent basis for any reason at any time.