Research Associate-Fixed Term

Grand Rapids MI, MI
Apr 04, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Prokop lab uses a combination of both computational and wet lab work to characterize phenotypically active genomic variants associated with common diseases and Variants of Uncertain Significance (VUS) from pediatric undiagnosed disease whole genome/exome sequencing.

We are seeking a newly graduated Ph.D. student for a postdoc to help in this work. This will potentially include performing protein modeling and molecular dynamic simulations, purification of recombinant proteins, analysis of expression datasets, routine cell culture of primary cells, maintenance and differentiation of inducible pluripotent stem cells, design and implementation of CRISPR/Cas9 for making knockout or point mutations in cell lines, western blotting, and functional cell assay development.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in physiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field to merit consideration.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing iPSC models for studying VUS.

Required Application Materials
  • Cover letter
  • CV

PDF format is preferred.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2018 and continue until filled.

Summary of Health Risks
  • Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.
  • Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

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