Lab Manager - Genomics
McMaster University - Hamilton, ON

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Unit Profile
Dr Meyre is a world-leading scientist in the genetic dissection of obesity and type 2 diabetes (http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_meyre.htm). He joined the Population Genomics Program based at McMaster University in 2010 as an Associate Professor (http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/pgp/faculty_students.html). Dr Meyre currently has a position available for a Laboratory Manager in his 1000 square foot Laboratory Facilities at McMaster University.

Position Summary
The laboratory is involved with collection, storage and analysis of research specimens from national and international studies. The Laboratory Manager will perform large-scale DNA / RNA extraction and storage using state of the art equipment (Chemagen Chemagic and Qiagen Qiacube platforms) and will assess the quality of the extracted nucleic acid samples (using spectrophotometry and fluorescence). The Laboratory Manager will take part in next generation sequencing and Q-PCR expression experiments. The individual will maintain research laboratory equipment in accordance with the policies of Canada Foundation for Innovation. The Laboratory Manager will be required to demonstrate and maintain competency in the fields of Molecular Genetics and Laboratory Technology. Responsibilities will include: recognizing failure, troubleshooting, taking corrective action and maintaining documentation of laboratory equipment; understanding the practice and theory of quality control in Laboratory Medicine; performing quality control and documenting quality control results.

Qualifications
1. MLT, BSc or equivalent Science Degree
2. Demonstrated ability to utilize problem-solving and critical thinking techniques
3. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills in an interdisciplinary team
4. Demonstrated ability to interact with other scientists in the context of collaborations and to provide high-quality service and respect deadlines

Contact
Please contact David Meyre by email or fax 905 528-2814 and include CV


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