Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Staff Scientist position at Ocean Genome Legacy Laboratory

Staff Scientist I
(Job Code: OGL-SS-CC)

The Ocean Genome Legacy Laboratory for Marine Genomic Research
( seeks a staff scientist to participate in and manage all
aspects of operation of the Ocean Genome Resource DNA and Tissue Repository.
The successful candidate will have experience and general knowledge of
collection management, basic techniques of molecular biology and
microbiology (e.g., high throughput DNA extraction and handling, gel
electrophoresis, PCR amplification, cloning, library construction, sterile
technique, etc.), and excellent computer and data management skills.
Knowledge of marine science, field collection, taxonomy, and systematics is
also desirable. We are seeking an employee with exceptional organizational,
communication, supervisory, and laboratory skills, who pays strong attention
to detail and has the desire and ability to work well in a collaborative
group setting. The position is available in June 2010 and offers exciting
opportunities for organizational development, competitive salary and
benefits, and the potential for advancement within a new academically
oriented non-profit research institution.

Responsibilities of the position include:

1) Building, modifying, and maintaining the OGR collections, databases,
websites, and participating in all aspects of planning, collection,
acquisition, accession, preparation, preservation, identification,
documentation, storage, and distribution of genome resource samples.

2) Developing research programs and scientific methodologies essential to
the growth of the Ocean Genome Resource Biorepository.

3) Contributing to the broader educational, outreach, and fundraising goals
of OGL.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and
contact information for at least three references by email to (referencing job code OGL-SS-ED in the subject line -
required for proper processing) or by regular mail to the following address:

Daniel L. Distel
Executive Director, Ocean Genome Legacy
240 County Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938

About OGL
Ocean Genome Legacy, Inc. is a publicly supported non-profit research
organization dedicated to exploration, description, documentation, and
preservation of the genomic diversity of the oceans. Located on the campus
of New England Biolabs in Ipswich, MA. OGL is an equal opportunity employer
that receives support from the National Science Foundation, the Department
of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. OGL provides a research
environment that encourages creativity and career development through
publication and pursuit of extramural support.


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