Research Technologist - Zhang Lab
Hyde Park Campus
20134 Human Genetics
About the Unit
The Department of Human Genetics is the home within the Division of Biological Sciences for the study of basic principles of genetics and genomics as applied to human disease. We provide broad training in experimental genetics and genomics, statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics, and clinical genetics. A common theme throughout our research is the application of basic genetic principles and strategies to the study of disease mechanism, disease susceptibility, and the genetic architecture of complex traits. Our faculty bridge between basic and clinical research and train students for careers in academia, industry, and medicine.
Perform molecular and cell biology experiments, molecular cloning experiments, prepare DNA and RNA sequencing libraries, coordinate research projects, conduct mouse works and experiments in cultured human cells.
- Coordinate research projects
- Conduct mouse works and experiments in cultured human cells
- Use molecular biological techniques including: PCR, rtPCR, northern and western blotting, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Clip-seq, Drop-Seq, and DNA sequencing
- Keep careful written and computerized records of all experiments using notebooks and a centralize database
- Provide logistical support for the smooth running of the lab (ordering, safety, organization)
- Orient and work with students and other laboratory members
- Reviewing and editing manuscripts and other documents
- Knowledge in relevant scientific field
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
- Analytical skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology or related field preferred.
- A minimum of one year of relevant lab research experience preferred.
- Previous research experience pertaining to molecular cloning, next-gen sequencing, and mouse genetics are strongly preferred.
- Experience with computers that includes Microsoft Excel, statistics, and word processing strongly preferred.
- Coding ability is big plus.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Laboratory environment
- Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
- Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours
- Ability to stand for up to 2 hours
- Cover Letter
Depends on Qualification
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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