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|Job #: G133|
|Posted Date: August 16, 2018|
|Closes On: Open Until Filled|
|Job Title: Research Assistant II/III- Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Dr. Patrick Hsu|
|Status: Regular Full Time|
|Benefits Eligible: Yes|
|Laboratory/Department: Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory|
|Laboratory research takes place at the intersection of bioengineering, genomics, and neuroscience to develop novel genome engineering technologies and uncover biological mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.|
Are you passionate about engineering and repairing life? Studying the underpinnings of neurodegeneration? The Hsu Lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA (http://hsu.salk.edu) has been pioneering CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-Cas13 technologies at the intersection of bioengineering, genomics, and neuroscience to develop precision genetic therapies (Hsu Cell 2014, Konermann Cell 2018). Join an interdisciplinary team of scientists developing and applying technologies for genome and transcriptional engineering in neuroscience and other complex genetic diseases!
This exciting position is part of an NIH-funded team to establish and characterize stem cell-derived models of neurodegenerative disease (i.e. Alzheimer’s disease) and contribute to genetic engineering experiments designed to identify new candidate genes relevant in disease pathology. You will primarily work with human embryonic stem cells and hESC-derived neurons, astrocytes, and microglia, including both monolayer and organoid co-culture. In addition, you will learn CRISPR-based genetic engineering, viral production, RNA-seq and ATAC-seq, and other next-generation sequencing assays.
Responsibilities include: cell line, primary cell, and stem cell culture; molecular biology and genomic library prep; next-generation sequencing and data analysis.
We are looking for a passionate and scientifically motivated person with the ability to learn new skills and concepts quickly under personal guidance, and then execute experiments independently. Critical analysis of your research and strong communication skills are vital. Come join a fun, motivated research group that enjoys doing science and making discoveries!
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in confined areas and working inside.
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