Employment Opportunities at NCGR

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) is a nonprofit independent research institute engaged in plant, animal, and human genomics. NCGR also provides sequencing and bioinformatics services for external sites.  In sequencing, we operate PacBio and Illumina sequencing platforms in the domains of genome (de novo and resequencing), methylome, transcriptome, and ncRNA sequencing.  In analysis, we interpret sequence data at all levels.


Accounting Assistant:  Audits invoices, expense reports and other requests for payments and processes them for payment. Prepares purchase orders, prepares 1099s. Reconciles petty cash and all accounts payable and accounts receivable accounts. Responsible for maintaining all accounts payable records in good order. Assists in NCGR’s annual financial audit. Responsible for maintaining all policies and procedures related to Accounts Payable. Enters journal entries and A/R entries into accounting software (Abila MIP). Orders office supplies, prepares coffee, waters plants, receives packages, basic printer/copier maintenance as needed (i.e. change toner, etc.), creates FedEx labels for shipments, orders lunch for mentoring meetings, etc. Filing and creating folders at year end. Prepares Board Meeting Books for semi-annual meetings. Performs other related accounting duties and administrative duties as needed.


• Experience in accounts payable and bookkeeping
• Experience with general ledger, MS Excel and MS Word
• Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and on multiple time sensitive tasks
• Thorough understanding of double entry accounting system
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work independently and be a key team player
• Self-driven, detail-oriented individual
• Excellent communication and listening skills

Requires prolonged sitting or standing. Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer, telephone, copier, calculator, and fax machine. Normal vision range required. Data compiling, analyzing, synthesizing, copying, and comparing is required. Consistent attendance to meet regular job requirements. Work is performed in an office environment. Contact with employees and the public are necessary.

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Bioinformatics Analysts: Bioinformatics analysts will perform analysis of data obtained from short-read sequencing projects, including alignment to reference sequences, de novo assembly, and interpretation of results.  Background skills include a minimum of a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field, with experience in shell and Perl scripting, biological experimental methods and data interpretation. Preference will be given to a demonstrated experience in genomic or related analysis, particularly with respect to data-intensive sequencing technologies.

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Postdoctoral Fellows: Postdoctoral fellows will have received their Ph.D. in a computational or biological science, but with considerable cross-training or experience in the reciprocal area. These areas may include plant, animal, or human biology, molecular or systems biology, or computer science. Fellows will initially be hired to develop projects in existing areas of interest to NCGR. These positions will require considerable independence in terms of developing significant research thrusts within projects.

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Developers: Software developers will have considerable and demonstrable skills in contemporary programming languages, including Java, Perl and Ruby, and comfortable with good software development processes including revision control, release management and post hoc support. Additional languages (C, C++ etc.) are desirable. Other areas of interest include distributed and/or cloud computing, and visualization development. Developers should have a firm grounding in the objectives of modern biological research and standard methodologies.

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Consultants: Specialized areas of development that are of interest include data modeling, database and pipeline development in a genomic or biological context. Candidates must have demonstrated strengths in the design, development, and implementation of distributed systems for workflows and in data management. Strong communication skills are required, as well as an ability to work on multiple teams.

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Research Assistants:  Research assistants will undertake day-to-day, production sequencing operations of the Genome Center. Applicants with experience in molecular biology and production sequencing operations, particularly with next-generation sequencing instruments, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work as a part of team in the Genome Center, in daily operation of sequencing instruments, optimization of protocols and quality metrics, and implementing new applications. Applicants should have a B.S. or equivalent, significant molecular genetics skills, and experience in running production laboratory services such as DNA sequencing will be desirable.

No positions currently open.