Single-Cell / Spatial Profiling Specialist

at US Tech Solutions in North Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

· The GRC is a single organization that supports and drives genomics and genetics research across R&D.

· The GRC has core capabilities and research efforts in Genomic Technologies, Functional Genomics, Computational Genomics, Human Disease Genetics, Pharmacogenetics, and has dedicated support for IT infrastructure.

· The core mission of the group is to apply genomics and genetics research to target discovery, target validation, translational research, and design and analysis of clinical trials.

· The GRC Genomic Technologies Group (GTECH) supports preclinical and clinical research teams by applying genomic profiling technologies with the goal of improving the success rates for drug discovery and development.

· The GRC is seeking to hire a scientist proficient in Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) to support single cell and Visium spatial transcriptomic profiling capabilities.


· Hands-on single cell sequencing experience

· Hands-on spatial transcriptomics experience

· NGS data QC experience

· Hands-on NGS experience


· Typically, 7 years of experience, master’s degree, or equivalent education and typically 5 years of experience in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or a related field.

· Demonstrated record of high-proficiency, hands-on molecular biology experience with PCR-based assays and technical knowledge of high-throughput genomic profiling technologies with emphasis on Illumina sequencing platforms and complex library preparation workflows for bulkRNA-seq, 10X Genomics scRNA-seq, and 10X Genomics Visium spatial transcriptomics.

· Knowledge of QC metrics, interpretation , and demonstrated use of approaches for assessing the quality of samples and libraries for bulkRNA, scRNA, and spatial profiling, such as capillary electrophoresis, qPCR, fluorometry, spectrophotometry, cell counting and viability.

· Proficiency with basic bioinformatics tools and sequencing data analysis concepts, such as Illumina SAV, bcl2fastq/BCLConvert, fastQC, and working in a UNIX HPC environment .

· Experience with 10X Genomics Cellranger and/or Spaceranger software is highly preferred.

· Experience being part of a centralized high-throughput genomic lab is highly desirable.

· Proven direct end-to-end hands-on experience with 10X Genomics technologies such as single-cell RNAseq or Visium is highly preferred.

· The successful candidate will work closely with NGS technical leads and be responsible for carrying out end-to-end NGS experiments and communicating results to stakeholders and collaborators.

Key Responsibilities:

· Reporting to the Single Cell Lead, work closely with other NGS Technical Leads and staff to fulfill single cell/spatial transcriptomic profiling needs for active studies from client Genomic Research Centre (GRC) stakeholders and client therapeutic area (TA) scientists.

· Support single cell and spatial transcriptomic workflows.

· Perform sample and library prep, and sequencing, initial data QC and first pass analysis of results.

· Closely work with NGS technical leads and partner with bioinformatics specialists and disease area scientists to interpret results and troubleshooting.

· Operate and maintain NGS and its supportive platforms within centralized technology group.

· Prepare written summaries of experimental results and verbally present at team meetings.

· Maintain accurate documentation of experiments, protocols, and results. Support inventory and maintenance .

· Effectively communicate with stakeholders, especially around experimental design, troubleshooting, and responding to changes in priorities and adjusting timelines.


· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education

About US Tech Solutions:

US Tech Solutions is a global staff augmentation firm providing a wide range of talent on-demand and total workforce solutions. To know more about US Tech Solutions, please visit .

US Tech Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Posting: JC259660244

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jul 15, 2024

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