Forensic Genomics Research Scientist

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Our Threat Assessment Business is currently seeking a full-time Forensic Genomics Research Scientist. This full-time position is located in Columbus, OH.  Some domestic and international travel may be required.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Performs advanced biological experiments, research and analysis.

Solves complex problems; taking a new perspective using existing solutions. Less hands-on work, more providing guidance.

Study director. Conducts quality control review, data reporting, work flow assessments and writes/reviews technical correspondence and technical documents and provides technical leadership and support to cutting edge human forensic genomics programs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designing, planning, and leading experiments rooted in forensic genomics using next generation sequencing (NGS), population genetics, and genome wide associations
  • Presenting and reporting technical progress and results
  • Preparing proposals for extramural funding
  • Preparing scientific journal publications and presenting at professional meetings
  • Assisting in the development of marketing plans and identifying business opportunities

Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to guide and train other forensic genomics laboratory staff, as well as to perform certain administrative functions, as necessary, to ensure smooth functioning of experiments and timely distribution of program deliverables.

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION

  • Master’s degree in forensics, human genetics or molecular biology with 2-5 years experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise interpreting genetic data in a forensics context (e.g., identification of short tandem repeats (STRs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to determine ancestry and kinship)
  • Demonstrated expertise in NGS library construction and sequencing platforms, including Illumina MiSeq (experience applying NGS to human forensic genomics preferred)
  • Basic understanding of bioinformatics tools and database management
  • Experience working within laboratory quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO17025)
  • A proven ability to plan and conduct research studies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Sole U.S. citizenship, with the ability to obtain and maintain required government security clearances as a condition of employment
  • Sufficiently medically fit to work in the laboratory to perform assigned duties.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • PhD in forensics, human genetics or molecular biology
  • 0-2 years experience

To apply for this job please visit jobs.battelle.org.

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