Technical position

Field: molecular biology, biotechnology, next generation sequencing


Title of the position: Lab Manager
Scientific discipline: molecular biology, biotechnology, next generation sequencing, the role of 3D chromatin structure in storing, processing and evolving biological information; Spatiotemporal 4D genome organization and transcription regulation in human population
Job type: Contract
Number of job offers: 1
Remuneration/month: 4000-6000 PLN (depending on the time involvement, possible half-time effort)
Position starts on: 2019-11-01
Maximum period of contract: 11
Institution: Laboratory of Functional and Structural Genomics
Project leader: Dariusz Plewczynski, PhD
Project title: Three-dimensional Human Genome structure at the population scale: computational algorithm and experimental validation for lymphoblastoid cell lines of selected families from 1000 Genomes Project
Project Description: 3DGenome TEAM project recently funded by Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) aims at exploring at the whole Human population scale the relation between the three-dimensional structure variability of cell nucleus, and the emergence and the nature of the genomic sequence alterations. The research team will use public and proprietary experimental results of large-scale next-generation sequencing studies, and recently developed theoretical algorithms. The project will establish novel multi-scale computational method that is able to predict the 3D structure of genome for an individual using only its 1D genomic sequence by applying biopolymer theory, statistical learning and the biophysical properties of chromatin. The results will be validated in Centre of New Technologies University of Warsaw by chromatin conformation capture (ChIA-PET, Hi-C, HiChIP) experiments for selected families from 1000 Genomes Project, with the additional aim to better understand both normal and pathological structural changes occurring during evolution of Human genome.

Key responsibilities include:
Lab management tasks: operational support of the laboratory (in cooperation with the administrative and project department); planning purchases of laboratory equipment and reagents needed for experiments; control of the procurement process, preparation of tender documentation for the purchase of articles necessary for the efficient operation of the laboratory; supervision over the flow of documentation, invoicing; controlling the budget.
Research tasks: active participation in ChIA-PET, Hi-C and HiChIP experiments; analyzing the experimental data; publications preparation, supporting NGS tasks, technical involvement; bioinformatics analysis of 3C NGS and proteomic data.

Profile of candidates/requirements:
1. MSc or PhD in biotechnology, molecular biology, genomics, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline, either already acquired or acquired within the near future (in this case before the beginning of the work at CeNT UW)
2. Documented experience in next generation sequencing of DNA for human cell lines and individuals
3. Preferred experience in human or mammalian DNA sequencing, epigenomics – ChIP-seq, RNAseq, ATAC-seq
4. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise relevant to the TEAM project and in agreement with the general profile of the laboratory. Preliminary work done by applicant in the context of 3D Genomics will be treated as the strong asset.
5. Essential requirements cover the ability to work in collaboration with others, within a large research team, performing several parallel scientific tasks, independent thinking and finally the ability to deliver publishable results.
6. Needed the highly motivated individuals willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment under stress and with strict deadlines.

Required documents:
1. CV
2. Motivation letter (why I would like to join 3DGenomics field?)
3. Letter of support
4. MSc or PhD certificates
5. Short written document about recent advances in 3D genomics

We offer:
• Contract: 4,000-6,000 PLN of full remuneration cost with full social security and benefits depending on the experience.
• Appointment starting 1st November 2019, possible extension within and further beyond TEAM project.
• TEAM project provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary work between biology, physics, and computer sciences, as well as well established and long-lasting international collaborations with recognized academic institutes and universities in US. Close collaboration with industry will be present as well. We provide also the access to modern 1D and 3D genomics equipment and support from other experienced researchers. International partner (Prof. Yijun Ruan) will be co-supervising your work at the laboratory.

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Deadline: 10/10/2019

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Tags: NGS, sequencing, 3D genomics, 4DN, ChIA-PET, HiChIP, Hi-C