RESEARCH SPECIALIST D
Duties: Independently design and perform complex experiments in the research area of minipreps and maxipreps to prepare vectors for genome engineering. Clone sgRNA and CRISPR/Cas9 constructs into standard vector backbones. Conduct and optimize transfection assays and also prepare and characterize lentiviral particles for genome engineering. Participate in the long-term culture of whole brain organoids. Perform clonal selection and screening after transfection. Independently take on new/additional technical tasks that may arise during the research discovery process relating to assigned research project(s). Record, interpret and analyze results and develop new techniques. Ensure laboratory equipment is properly maintained, accurate laboratory records are kept, and adequate supplies are ordered. Assist the PI in administrative and scientific leadership needs such as (1) working with vendors to negotiate prices on lab reagents from sales representatives, (2) training new students on equipment, (3) leading scientific collaborations from a wet lab side, including Hi-C and routine analysis. Supervise and maintain an orderly, clean and safe laboratory. Serve as floor-leader for technical guidance across all lab projects. Opportunities for authorship on papers.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience or high degree of interest in genome editing technologies and mammalian tissue culture preferred. Prior lab experience with basic tissue culture and genome engineering techniques and experience working in a fast paced laboratory setting preferred.
Reference Number: 13-29827
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research