Product Lead - DNA Pipelines

We have multiple opportunities to join our team in the role Product Lead. You'll be joining at an exciting time as our DNA Pipelines department has a central role in the Covid-19 surveillance project, delivering high quality data to our faculty

About the role:

You will be responsible for the running of laboratory operations and processes.
You will be accountable for the planning, scheduling and throughput of all pipeline work.
You will be the first point of contact for troubleshooting problems, championing change and continuous improvement to processes and mechanisms.
You will be responsible for data quality control and the timeliness of data delivery, as well as managing the performance of all team members within your product line.
Managing the performance of team members will encompass the identification and provision of appropriate training and development initiatives according to individual needs and fostering a positive working environment.
Working Pattern:

We are currently implementing a new 6 week rotating shift pattern.
You will work 4 days followed by 2 days off, start times will be staggered to cover the 12 hour operational day covering 8am to 8pm and a maximum of 8.5 hours will be worked per shift.
About us:

The Sanger Institute has one of the largest sequencing centres in the world, coupled with Europe’s largest biological data centre. It is supplying its world leading expertise in sample logistics, metadata handling, bioinformatic analysis and interpretation to the COG-UK Consortium to enable rapid and standardised sample collection, sequencing, data linkage and visualisation

We are committed to tracking, understanding and combatting COVID-19. We are sequencing thousands of SARS-CoV-2 genomes and using the data to trace transmission, inform public health measures and are monitoring for new variants. We are also working to understand how the virus interacts with our cells, and to develop new diagnostics.

DNAP is an integral part of the Sanger Institute, performing services for our faculty and their collaborators, processing over 250,000 samples per annum through our sequencing pipelines.

You can find out more about our role in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 here:

Essential Skills
BSc in a biological science or equivalent experience.
In depth knowledge of molecular biology and experience in a range of practical techniques.
Experience of working in a laboratory environment in a supervisory capacity.
Ability to correctly interpret scientific data and troubleshoot over a range of issues.
Excellent organisational and planning skills in managing competing priorities in a busy environment.
A high level of interpersonal and communications skills.
A collaborative nature; demonstrable experience and skills in tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations.
Experience with automation and high-throughput assays.
Computer literate: LIMS and Microsoft Office programmes including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ideal Skills
Basic programming of automation platforms.
Experience of line management and performance management processes.
Understanding of coaching practices.
Other information
We will review applications and interview on a rolling basis until we find the right person for the role.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
01 August