Full-time position for Research Associate in Daniel MacArthur's lab at the Broad Institute
Job Description: We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join a multi-disciplinary team of scientists working on the discovery and validation of new genes for rare, severe diseases. The successful candidate will work with an experienced research scientist to develop and validate novel in vitro models for severe muscle diseases, both through the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells from patient tissue as well as CRISPR engineering of wild-type cells. They will also play a major role in the development of functional assays applied to these models, including RNA sequencing and microscopy-based analytics. They may also assist in the testing and application of new bioinformatic tools. The individual will interact and collaborate closely with other experimental and computational biologists, and will be involved in a series of research activities, including experimental design, collaborative efforts between research groups, and the verbal and written communication of science. The long-term goal of this project is the discovery of all genes associated with severe muscle diseases, and the design of therapeutic strategies for these diseases.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Meet and discuss experimental plan with project leaders • In consultation with supervisor, implement experiments to address specific questions defined by group projects. • Make observations, analyze data and interpret results. • Generate oral and written reports on performed experiments. Attend team meetings and present the results. • May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. • Prepare, order, and maintain lab stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies. • Consult with literature and scientific staff to maintain professional expertise. • Work independently on routine work and receive instruction on new assignments. • Other tasks as required by the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences required and relevant research experience in related lab techniques. • Ability to solve complex problems. • Ability to exercise judgment within defined practices and techniques. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and with external contacts • Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills, lab notebook practices and attention to detail are essential.The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabilities
Posted October 9, 2015
Research Position at USCF
The laboratories of Jeffrey Bluestone and Alex Marson at UCSF are offering a joint position for a Research Assistant to perform ChIP-seq experiments in human and mouse T cells. Applicants should have research experience in Molecular Biology. Prior experience with ChIPseq technique is advantageous, but not necessary. Bachelor’s degree is expected; more senior scientists with PhD training would also be considered.
For more information: UCSF Research Assistant Marson lab
Posted: June 17, 2015