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Molecular Analyst, Medical Genetics, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14456

Updated: December 15, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Medical Genetics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Molecular Analyst. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Molecular Analyst reports to Principal Investigator, providing support to the Metabolic Diseases Research Team in the Metabolic Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.   

 This Molecular Analyst role is high impact of error, dealing effectively with complex genetic test results of patients.

This is a Recurring Part-time position working approximately 7 hours a week.  Recurring Part-time Employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Review of genetic test results of patients recruited by the Principal Investigator
  • Interrogation of variants for data analysis
  • Maintain up-to-date spreadsheet database of patient results and provide timely updates as required
  • Utilization of various databases, including EXAC
  • Recruitment and consenting of patients
  • Procurement and maintenance of samples, shipping to necessary locations. Ensuring samples are stored appropriately
  • Development of novel strategies and testing methods for next generation sequencing
  • Work as a team with other administrative assistants to provide support as required
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Changes to procedures and practices to increase effectiveness and efficiency of work area
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD in Molecular Genetics preferred
  • Experience with next generation sequencing for clinical and research purposes preferred
  • Minimum experience in Canada: 2 years in academic research lab in a junior level position
  • Experience using EXAC and other databases considered an asset
  • Experience with Galaxy software an asset
  • Ability to retain knowledge of a variety of informational resources and requirements
  • Fully proficient interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to critical think and problem solve
  • Demonstrate strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable

Application Deadline:  December 14, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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