Next Generation Sequencing Research Specialist, CeNT, Warsaw

The Centre of New Technologies is looking for a highly motivated person to operate of the Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility, which is a high throughput laboratory providing cutting edge next generation technologies to the Center of New Technologies – University of Warsaw.

Scientific discipline: Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Next Generation Sequencing

Job type (employment contract/stipend): employment contract

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: salary adequate to the level of experience

Position starts on: As soon as possible

Institution: Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw


The Research Specialist will be responsible for:

• Assisting with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) as part of the core facility's operation; current platforms include the NovaSeq 6000 system (Illumina);

• Managing ongoing daily activities including sequencer set up, maintenance of equipment, freezer management, use of established protocols, sample quality control and troubleshooting of problems with direct coordination of the supervisor;

• Cooperating with scientists and external parties, including commercial entities; demonstrating activity in the implementation of scientific projects and provision of commercial services;

• Adhering to strict safety protocols and may require the use of personal protective equipment.


• MSc graduate in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Chemistry-related.


• PhD degree or a strong relevant experience in biomedical science / bioinformatics / math / computer science-related field;

• Molecular biology experience with NGS, sample and library quality control, and sequencing machine set up;

• Proficiency utilizing onboard sequencer set up, core or service facility experience;

• Experience with multiple next generation sequencing platforms, including Illumina NextSeq or HiSeq;

• Experience with sample preparation for NGS sequencing.


• Strong organizational skills;

• Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and working knowledge of basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, especially Excel. The ideal candidate must have the ability to organize, track and utilize reagents and samples for high-throughput analysis in support of genomic studies and in DNA sequencing, data review and stringent record keeping.


• CV,

• Cover letter,

• Reference contacts.


• Attractive salary adequate to presented skills and experience;

• Stable employment.

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Application deadline: 23th December 2018.

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