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Genome Sequencing Lab Manager

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Position Details

  • Technical and managerial position with expertise in whole genome sequencing (WGS)
  • Direct experience with whole genome sequencing such as preparing DNA for WGS, making sequencing libraries, running the instrument, QC of the results, data analysis, instrument maintenance
  • Computer science / Large scale bioinformatic analysis skills
  • Support the development of marketable products and technologies by organizing, assigning responsibilities, implementing priorities and coordinating group activities by means of project plans reviews and their follow-up.
  • Serves as technical expert and provides support for sequencing activities.
  • Participates in resource and budget planning for the department and projects.
  • Accountable for management and development of people, mentors key individuals, assuring the integrity of the performance management process and individual development/training plans; may recommend salary evolutions. Continuously develops people and improves technical and scientific excellence in the team.
  • Acts as an arbitrator between conflicting objectives and facilitates the interactions between team members and other departments.
  • Creates procedures in accordance to department/project/program needs. Contributes to process improvement initiative.


Studies – Experience

  • Master degree/engineering degree or higher in Biology/Bioinformatic.
  • >/= 5 years work experience in sequencing.
  • Experience with whole genome sequencing (wetlab)  is required.
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools (Blast, Resfinder, CLC workbench, Galaxy) is required
  • Experience with programming language (Python, R) is desired
  • Experience with good laboratory practice, laboratory safety and standard laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to work & collaborate with different departments and to develop/manage key relationships.


Soft Skills

  • Ability to develop and mentor direct reports for professional growth.
  • Critical and Analytical thinking
  • Collaborative attitude for department and inter-departmental activities both within the US and internationally
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills



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