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Data number
D120070843
Date of publication
2020/07/15
Date of update
2021/03/08
Title
DNA Sequencing Specialists
Institution
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
URL of institution or department
Department
DNA Sequencing Section
Institution type
Private university
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Content of job information

The Research Support Division (RSD) contributes to research and education by providing excellent common research facilities and research support services for the researchers and students at OIST. Technical sections of RSD shall provide maintenance of common equipment/facilities, operation training, fair access, consultation on experimental design and choice of methods/instruments, and technical support on data acquisition and analysis. Administrative sections of RSD shall provide support on grant applications, collaborations, health and safety, and other support to research activities.

As one of the technical sections of RSD, DNA Sequencing Section provides support to researchers in promoting advances in biological science by providing genomic analysis services. Services offered include next-generation sequencing (NGS) support in a wide range of NGS applications, such as de novo genome sequencing, re-sequencing, RNA sequencing, and ChIP-sequencing, etc. Currently, the section has the following NGS sequencers: Illumina NovaSeq6000, Illumina MiSeq, Illumina iSeq, PacBio Sequel II, Oxford Nanopore MinION, and Oxford Nanopore PromethION. In addition, the section owns capillary sequencers, realtime PCR, microarray and etc. for common use.

The OIST DNA Sequencing Section seeks highly-motivated and team-oriented technical specialists to expand DNA sequencing capability within the university. The principle responsibility of the positions will be to support OIST researchers with sequencing needs by providing consultation on experimental protocols, accepting DNA, RNA, and various tissue samples, preparing libraries, operating the latest sequencers, and submitting collected data to requesters. Experienced Specialist will also be required to assist the management of the Section.



■Responsibilities■

1. Support OIST researchers in their DNA sequencing to include:

- Provide consultation to researchers on experimental protocols and sequencing strategies based on their research purposes.

- Accept and prepare DNA, RNA and various tissue samples for sequencing library

- Operate the latest DNA sequencers and submit collected data to researchers

2. Collect and share the latest IT and biological trends to section members to improve the Section's service quality.

3. Carry out routine cleaning and maintenance of sequencers and tools within the sequencing facility.

4. Other duties as assigned by the DNA Sequencing Section Leader.

5. Standardization of the existing experimental protocols for the team.

6. Networking with external specialists for improvement and enhancement of the Section's operations.

7. Spearhead a selection of new equipment and reagents.

8. Improvement of existing work processes and proposals, development, and implementation of new operating workflows.


■Location■
1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

■Report to■
DNA Sequencing Section Leader

■Starting Date■
As early as possible

Research field
1.
Area
Biological Sciences
Discipline
Genome science
Job type
1.
R&D/Engineer
Employment status
Full-time(Nontenured)
fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed. Discretionary Labor System (Deemed working hours: 7.5 hours/day)
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Okinawa 
Qualifications

1. A master's degree or higher or equivalent in a scientific or technical field and experience with scientific research are required.

2. A minimum of 5 years of experience in using the latest sequencing technologies either as a researcher or research support staff.

3. Ability to think logically and work systematically and accurately. Fairness, Sincerity, Honesty, and Team player.

4. Ability to effectively communicate and provide customer-oriented service to researchers in English both written and spoken.

5. Good team player and ability to mentor and coach less experienced members.

6. Ability to mentor and coach less experienced members.

7. Ability to judge priorities and run multiple tasks and projects in parallel under minimum supervision by the section leader.

8. Strong problem-finding and solving skills in core facility operations and research support.

Compensation

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Benefits:
Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Application period
2020/08/11 -  2021/04/30 Deadline for receipt
Applications will be screened upon arrival
Application
/selection
/notification of result
/contact details

■How To Apply
Apply by uploading your submission documents this link below*.
https://asp.gigacc.com/user/~sa/rp1ktrp0gi1emmmi503md6h1mg

*This is a secure file uploading system for handling confidential materials.

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting[at]oist.jp.
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HR Recruiting Support Section

■Submission Documents
- Curriculum vita in English (and Japanese if available)
- Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
- Names and contact information of 3~5 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

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■Declaration
・OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
・Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
・Please view OIST policy for rules on external professional activities
・Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website www.oist.jp.


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