Research Operations Associate - Human Genome Sequencing Center - Production QC

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7083658 (Ref:8327-en_US)

Posted: August 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Operations Associate position on the Human Genome Sequencing Center's (HGSC) Quality Control team will apply expertise in the area of genomic sequencing analysis of clinical samples for clinical sequencing projects. These projects are highly visible and impact the national reputation of the HGSC and of Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Duties

• Update LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format and report to the team manager .
• Provide documentation associated with QC test results.
• Write SOPs.
• Perform the daily autoanalysis QC of the NIH All of Us project.
• Troubleshoot and investigate any QC issues found.
• Ensure compliance with all CAP/CLIA guidelines.
• Prepare weekly reports on the progress of the project (to be used for grant progress reports, etc.).
• Responsible for preparing and maintaining clinical QM reports that are compiled every month and reported on quarterly to the clinical director.
● Oversee data quality of multiple projects in the production pipeline specifically in Capture and RNASeq platforms.
● Present weekly updates of projects to senior staff and project collaborators.
• Inform laboratory management of inventory needs to ensure uninterrupted sample processing. 
• Follow CAP- CLIA rules and regulations.
● Daily QC of NovaSeq pipelines.
● Collaborate with the HGSC LIMS systems team for data testing.
● Prepare and maintain grant level data gathering and report generation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field. 
  • Two years of relevant experience.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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