Research Scientist Position in Genomics and Next-Gen Sequencing

Research Scientist Position in Genomics and Next-Gen Sequencing

Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern

Dallas, TX, United States

A research scientist position is available in Children’s Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern Medical Center ( We are looking for an experienced researcher to oversee the next-generation sequencing (NGS) core facility and participate in cancer genomics related research projects. The main responsibilities include: design and perform NGS assays (e.g. library preparation and QC analyses), perform NGS on illumina sequencer and data processing, develop cancer genomics-related methods, manage facility operation, coordinate user training and facility functioning.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with a strong knowledge in NGS based genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will exhibit a proven track record and enthusiasm for conducting research in genomics and/or genetics, strong communication, organizational and leadership skills, and ethics of collaboration. Previous experience in NGS wet and/or dry lab skills is required.

CRI is a joint venture between Children’s Medical Center (Dallas) and UT Southwestern. CRI focuses at the interface of stem cell biology, cancer, and metabolism. The institute is equipped with cutting-edge genomics and bioinformatics platforms, numerous shared facilities including metabolomics, imaging, and flow cytometry. We bring together enthusiastic scientists with diverse backgrounds, and provide a wide range of perspectives in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team setting.

To apply please submit CV, a short summary of research interest and experience, and a list of three references to:

Jian Xu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Children’s Research Institute
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8502

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Research Scientist Position in Genomics and Next-Gen Sequencing