Research Instructor - Genomics Core

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Four-Year Institution
Research Instructor - Genomics Core

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Jul 19, 2022

Tulane Center for Aging is seeking to hire a faculty in the Research Track as an Instructor with a strong background in molecular genetics and molecular biology, to direct its Genomics Core. This person will be responsible for fulfillment of client-based projects involving Sanger sequencing, Illumina next-generation sequencing, quantitative PCR, scRNAseq, and spatial multi-omics. Tasks include troubleshooting and documentation of omics-based assays. Specifically, pre-planning of projects, DNA/RNA isolation, quality control, and documentation of the results to aid in publication. The Research Instructor will assure appropriate sample setup and preparation support and execution for investigators who are seeking answers to biologically important questions and will integrate with the Tulane Center for Aging Bioinformatics and Molecular Imaging Cores to provide a seamless pipeline for data generation and bioinformatic analysis. This person will also assess new technology in these areas as it develops, track, recommend and implement protocol improvements.

The Research Instructor will also participate in the several research projects in the Tulane Center for Aging, with the goal of developing novel research focus supported by extramural funding. The lab is focused on understanding the influence of aging on a wide range of phenotypes, as well as quantification of biological aging itself.


A qualified, successful candidate should be self-motivated and detail oriented with a strong background in molecular genetics, molecular biology and have clear oral and written communication skills. Preferred applicants would be willing to work with and guide students, postdocs and technicians, generate publications, contribute to grants, and work in a team to help with the day-to-day operations of the core. Required qualifications include prior publications and hands-on experience in functional genomics with emphasis on the Illumina platform. Preferred qualifications include four years of postdoctoral experience in a laboratory that emphasizes novel applications of next-generation sequencing technologies.



Doctoral degree. Two years of postdoctoral training and research.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: (Note: The following criteria will not be used in screening qualified applicants but may be considered in the final decision-selection process of candidates interviewed.)

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others.
  3. Solid analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  4. Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments.
  5. Must be able to work well independently and demonstrate proficient problem-solving skills.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.

Application Instructions:

Please submit an application using Interfolio via the "Apply Now" button on this page." 

Applicants are asked to provide 1) CV, 2) a brief letter detailing their interest in the position and past research experience, and 3) contact information for three professional references for review by the search committee. You may upload additional materials to your application.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the application process please contact Program Manager Stephanie Cox at 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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