IGI Staff Research Associate III (9612C) 27478

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Aug 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


IGI Staff Research Associate III (9612C) 27478
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019.

Departmental Overview
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is seeking to recruit a Staff Research Associate to work on a project, a collaboration with Jonathan Weissman and Fyodor Urnov, to develop and advance next-generation CRISPR-based approaches to control the hematopoietic and GI systems in the clinic. Successful candidates will lead efforts to apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches ex vivo and in vivo to identify molecular circuits of relevance to particular areas of severe unmet medical need; collaborate on developing clinic-ready approaches to engage those circuits; and collaborate on preclinical efficacy and safety studies to enable first-in-human clinical trials.
In addition to our scientific efforts, the IGI is committed to advancing public understanding of genome engineering and providing resources for the broader community.

Responsibilities
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is seeking to recruit a Staff Research Associate to work on a project in collaboration with Doctors Jonathan Weissman, Jennifer Doudna, and Fyodor Urnov - to develop and advance next-generation CRISPR-based approaches to control the hematopoietic system in the clinic. Successful candidates will lead efforts to apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches ex vivo and in vivo to identify molecular circuits of relevance to particular areas of severe unmet medical need; collaborate on developing clinic-ready approaches to engage those circuits; and collaborate on preclinical efficacy and safety studies to enable first-in-human clinical trials.

  • Research to compare potency, durability, and specificity of target gene regulation effect driven by Cas9- vs TAL effector-based regulators vs zinc finger protein-based regulators.
  • Collaborate with other institutions, compile data, prepare and draft research reports.
  • Maintenance of laboratory inventory & ordering of research supplies.
  • Technical training of IGI researchers, project stakeholders, and collaborators.

    Required Qualifications
  • Experience with general laboratory techniques.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with training and managing laboratory personnel.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques: genomic DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, microscopy, etc.
  • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field).
  • Prefer 3-5 years' experience in academic and/or industry lab or related experience.

    Salary & Benefits
    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

    How to Apply
    Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
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