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Job Description

Research Associate-Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

FIND

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Research Associate-Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), FIND, New Delhi.

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

FIND is accelerating equitable access to reliable diagnosis around the world. We are working to close critical testing gaps that leave people at risk from preventable and treatable illnesses, enable effective disease surveillance, and build sustainable, resilient health systems. In partnership with WHO, other global health agencies and the G20/G7, we are driving progress towards global health security and universal health coverage. We are a WHO Collaborating Centre for Laboratory Strengthening and Diagnostic Technology Evaluation.

 

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.finddx.org/

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Research Associate (WGS) shall be responsible for the following:

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

 

(1) Work under direct supervision of lab supervisors to operate Miseq Illumina sequencer and/or other sequencing platforms and carry out all laboratory activities related to sequencing to generate TB surveillance data;

(2) Perform TB genome sequencing work that includes TB culture and DST, nucleic acid extraction, DNA/RNA purification and quantitation, primers and probe designing, RT-PCR, Library preparation, sequencing, preparation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) & Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), etc;

(3) Provide support in routine WGS lab process, and equipment maintenance including temperature monitoring, reagent preparation, washing/cleaning of equipment, equipment calibration, etc;

(4) Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance, take authorized corrective action, and notify key individuals;

(5) Follow good lab practices, lab biosafety, and regulatory policies, including handling hazardous materials and wearing PPE that is relative to assigned work;

(6) Maintain all the paperwork, record/logbooks & documentation part, preparation of SOPs, etc. as per lab protocols;

(7) Maintain stock inventory, WGS equipment inventory, equipment AMC schedule, etc;  

(8) Data collection from various WGS experiments performed in the lab, a compilation of all the data, data entry, data cleaning, regular data backup, etc;

(9) Contribute to bioinformatic analysis;

(10) Review project progress and provide technical support in line with various pre-identified targets. Support supervisors, microbiologists and Lab staff for all laboratory operations as per need, preparing periodic surveillance data reports, presentations and publications in the prescribed formats; etc;

(11) Collaborate effectively with project team, participate in training, meetings, online discussions, etc;

(12) Undertaking any other job assigned by site in charge/ microbiologists and the FIND technical team, as per project needs.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualification and Experience

(1) Applicants must have a Master’s degree in science with a specialization in Microbiology / molecular biology/genetics/biotechnology with or without Medical Lab Technology;
(2) Minimum two years of experience working in sequencing labs;

(3) Advanced training in genomics;

(4) Experience with wet lab molecular biology techniques and using basic lab equipment;

(5) Experience in molecular biology, microbiology, and infectious diseases including TB;

 

Skills and Competencies

(1) Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, with minimum handholding and

Supervision;

(2) Good oral and written communication skills; experience of data entry, data management and working with excel genomics is strongly desired;

(3) Ability to learn new technologies, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and keep accurate records;

(4) Professional, passionate, energetic, and confident;

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive and shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience, and salary history of the selected candidate.

 

6. LOCATION: NITRD, New Delhi

 

7. CONTRACT TYPE AND PERIOD:

 

The selected candidate shall be on a fixed term employment contract for one year and shall be renewed depending upon the requirements of the role and satisfactory performance.

 

8. REFERENCE: RA-WGS-FIND

 

9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612

 

10. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/FIND by or before June 25, 2023.