Senior Manager of Multiomic Technologies - Genomics Core Facility

HT - Human Technopole

Senior Manager of Multiomic Technologies - Genomics Core Facility

HT - Human Technopole

Milan, Italy

Job description

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 12/11/2020

The Human Technopole Foundation is looking for the Senior Manager of Multi-omic Technologies, which is part of the Genomics Core Facility.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Chair of the Genomics User Group.

They will be responsible for setting up and maintaining a facility capable of state-of-the-art, high-throughput sequencing-based multi-omics technologies applied to a variety of bio-samples, including bulk tissues and single cells. Strong emphasis will be put on single-cell multi omics approaches combining multiple functional layers, including in-situ profiling and cell tracing approaches for spatially and temporally resolved single cell analytics.

They will also be expected to contribute to the development of new protocols and the rapid standardization/implementation of new approaches.

New methodologies are expected to derive from the collaborative interactions with other groups at HT or by implementing selected priority areas.

A key mission will be to enable internal and external users to make use of the facility. They will be involved in the recruitment, training and mentoring of facility staff.

Key tasks and responsibilities

The Senior Manager of the Multi-omic Technologies, will:

  • be responsible for implementing priorities and resource planning for the facility;
  • help select, lead and mentor facility staff, including first-line computational support;
  • supervise sample preparation as well as data collection and evaluation support;
  • cooperate with other groups to implement novel technologies;
  • ensure the multi-omics research support is world-class;
  • manage funding and access charges with periodic review to ensure sustainability and competitiveness;
  • constantly optimise protocols and maximise cost-effectiveness;
  • closely follow technological developments that could benefit the facility;
  • interact with the manufacturers and engineers of the relevant equipment;
  • organise introductions and assistance for new users of the facility;
  • prepare for facility reviews by external experts;
  • participate actively in the overall development of HT core facilities;
  • report regularly on progress to the genomics user group and its chair;
  • help design and advise IT services to meet facility and user requirements;
  • build effective links and collaborations within HT;
  • develop links with other national and international genomics facilities/labs in single cell omics technologies;
  • support third-party fundraising where possible.

Job requirements

  • +5 years of hands-on experience in the use of a variety of multi-omics technologies;
  • PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related field of science;
  • Previous experience in equivalent managerial role in Genomics Core Facility/Genomics projects;
  • Documented experience in operating and developing omics protocols for high throughput analysis of tissues and single cells using next generation sequencing;
  • Experience in sample preparation, including human tissues, for single-cell dissociation and profiling;
  • Ability to set up and coordinate bioinformatics analysis of multi-omics data;
  • Excellent laboratory skills and trouble-shooting;
  • Ability to interact effectively with other teams and work synergistically to drive projects forward;
  • Meticulous organization;
  • Fluency in English – HT is an international research institute;
  • Proven leadership, communication, team building and problem-solving skills.

The role will be based in Milan.

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture. The working language at HT will be English. HT will foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.

HT is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive research organization. HT seeks to promote a collegial and family-friendly atmosphere.

The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including the family. Researchers coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

Please apply by sending:

  1. a CV;
  2. a motivation letter in English;
  3. a written outline (max. 8 pages long) of how you plan to set-up, manage and continuously develop the Facility, on the basis of the vision and needs specified in the call;
  4. names and contacts of 2 referees to the following address (genomics-facility@fht.org).

General enquires concerning the role should be sent to genomics-facility@fht.org. Applications should not be sent to this address.

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