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Old 01-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Purdue Genomics Core Technician

This position has been filled.


We have a position in the Purdue Genomics Core that is now available. Some official details below. There are couple of salient features to the lab that don't show up there.

First, we are small shop. Just 3 full time people doing benchwork in the lab currently -- filling this position will bring us back up to 4. But we have a SOLiD 5500XL, an Illumina HiScanSQ (which uses all the same reagents, etc. as a HiSeq) and a GS-FLX which should be updated to FLX+ pretty soon.

Second, we have no human medical school on campus, so only a fraction of our samples are mammalian, or even vertebrate. In fact, even though we are a core for all of Purdue, our administrative unit (department) is Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture. So we are doing a lot of de novo work for plants, fungi, bacteria as well as animals you may never have even heard of. So, if you like variety, that might be a plus.

Interested? You can apply at Purdue's employment web site:

Type "1200009" in as the Job Number and hit enter.

Here is the official description of the job:

Job Description
Laboratory Technician VIII - West Lafayette - Horticulture & Landscape Architecture(
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The technician performs the full range of next generation sequencing services in the Purdue Genomics Core, from initial RNA and DNA sample QC to library construction, titration and Illumina, SOLiD and/or GS-FLX instrument runs as well as new protocol development in concert with other staff.



BA/ BS degree in a Biological Science related field of study.
2 years experience in molecular biology lab work including work with DNA and RNA.
Excellent customer service skills and professionalism in dealing with students, individuals and business customers.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet deadlines.
Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze data and implement/troubleshoot solutions.
Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Must possess a learning orientation to changing technology.


Experience operating next generation sequencing instruments. For example: Illumina, Applied Biosystems SOLiD and/or Roche GS-FLX/454 platforms
Experience with library construction from DNA and RNA, including QC using an Agilent Bioanalzyer, qPCR, fluorimeters, and nanodrop spectrophotometers.

Additional Information:

A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.
FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: PERF Contributions Immediately.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.


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Old 05-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #2
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is the job available for international applicant.
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