Application Specialist (NGS) for TB Vacancy @ FMR
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Application Specialist (NGS) for TB Vacancy @ FMR, India

The Foundation for Medical Research practices a combination of basic biomedical and translational research for diseases that affect vulnerable sections of Indian Society. FMR practices a combination of basic biomedical and translational research. Its traditional research areas are leprosy, tuberculosis and medicinal plants. Newer focus areas being developed include environmental health and malnutrition.

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Job Vacancy: Application Specialist – Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for TB

Essential Qualification:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics / Genomics / Applied Biology / Genetic Engineering / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Life Sciences

Or

Postgraduate (Masters) in Bioinformatics / Genomics / Applied Biology / Genetic Engineering / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Life Sciences

Essential Experience:

We are looking for a candidate with at least 2 years of experience in handling NGS technology – preferably Illumina based sequencing (experience in sample preparation, DNA library preparation, quality control and data analysis).

Preferred:

  • Sound knowledge of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, whole genome sequencing, Linux OS, SQL, NGS tools, Python and R.
  • Mumbai-based.

Job Description:

The candidate is required:

  • To provide application support (consultation, training, troubleshooting) to laboratory scientists across various sites in India via Telephonic/Skype meetings or by visiting the sites regularly.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to NGS experimental design (sample and library preparation), data processing, Illumina software operation.
  • Perform preliminary on-site failure analysis to identify root cause and feedback to corresponding site or personnel.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with laboratory scientists at multiple sites.
  • Doing timely follow up, daily reports and communications to the concerned head.
  • Be comfortable with frequent domestic travelling.
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How to Apply:

Please apply within 5 days with CV and photograph to HRD, The Foundation for Medical Research, 84-A, R. G. Thadani Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018 or by e-mail to fmrmum@gmail.com (No telephonic enquiries).

Deadline: 10th December 2018

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