RESEARCH SPECIALIST C
Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria.
We are currently looking Research Specialist C, to support research efforts in the area of genome editing.
As a Research Specialist C, you will collaboratively plan and independently conduct/ analyze experiments aimed at the development of new gene therapy methods/applications. You will work independently but will carry out experiments under the management of a supervising scientist, enabling senior scientific personnel to concentrate on the more complex analytical processes in the laboratory. RSC's are expected to keep a detailed, organized lab notebook. You will also keep abreast of the work of scientists within GTP, external research being conducted in the same field; and you will help in the preparations of presentations and in writing of original manuscripts.
Studies will involve both in vitro and in vivo molecular biology techniques including but not limited to cloning, PCR (primer design and ability to troubleshoot), Plasmid purification, tissue culture, transfection, mouse colony handling/maintenance, and dissection.
Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.
Qualifications: *B.A./B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or in adjacent field with strong scientific background and 3-5 years of post-degree bench laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
*Must have experience in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR (primer design and ability to troubleshoot), Plasmid purification, tissue culture, transfection, colony handling/maintenance, and dissection of mice.
*Must be willing to learn new techniques involving molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, virology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology.
*Must have the ability to follow existing protocols and propose changes as needed
*Have superior organizational skills and keep a detailed lab notebook
*Outstanding interpersonal interaction skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, problem recognition and solving, and organizational skills required
*Prior experience with genome technology helpful but not required.
Reference Number: 40-28883
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research