Director of Cytogenetics
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Director of Cytogenetics
At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we know what can be achieved when the brightest scientific minds face the fewest barriers. That’s why we provide world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, and extraordinary support for your research to ensure scientific progress is never halted from a lack of resources. At St. Jude, you will be part of a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment where you can see, firsthand, how your science translates into survival for the children we serve.
We are seeking a dynamic Director to lead and direct the Cytogenetics Shared Resource (CSR)with advanced molecular cytogenetics experience. The Director will manage and assist staff in planning, scheduling, and performing cytogenetic analyses and manipulations required to fulfill the Core’s mission. You will maintain extensive knowledge of cytogenetic technologies and emerging applications. In this role you will employ and maintain effective communication with investigators, CSR staff, and other personnel involved in CSR projects and activities. The Director will advise and interact with faculty and other research staff on the management, design, and technical needs of projects serviced by the CSR. The Director will ensure and oversee operations and quality of reagents and services provided by the CSR, as well as develop annual budgets and recommendations for future capital acquisitions.
The Cytogenetic Shared Resource provides a large diversity of cytogenetic services including standard G band karyotyping, spectral karyotyping, FISH analysis, and FISH probe design and development. A wide range of FISH services are offered including DNA FISH, RNA FISH, and all combinations of RNA FISH, DNA FISH, and immunofluorescence protein staining. These types of analysis can be performed sequentially on the exact same cells. This allows for direct visualization of not only gene content but also gene expression and protein translation.
Preferred skills and experiences
Displays strong Interpersonal Skills. Develops and maintains rapport with others. Varies approach with others and demonstrates effective listening skills.
1. Manages day-to-day activities of CSR and CSR staff.
2. Supervises laboratory staff.
3. Supervises performance of laboratory activities.
4. Monitors quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA), and quality management (QM) activities.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
6. Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
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