We seek a highly motivated and organized individual to join our efforts to study novel genetic treatment approaches for blood disorders. We are particularly focused on applying genome editing technologies to discover how blood cell functions are encoded and to develop innovative therapeutics. The selected candidate will work on computational and experimental research projects.
Anticipated start date is as early as summer 2021. A 2-year minimum commitment is strongly preferred. Previous Bauer lab research assistants have co-authored peer-reviewed original research articles and have matriculated to competitive graduate school programs.
This Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:
Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
Processes order for supplies and/or animals. Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols
Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information.
Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.
To qualify, you must have:
A bachelor's degree, preferably with formal study in molecular and cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, gene therapy, hematopoiesis, bioinformatics/computational biology, systems biology, and/or structural/chemical biology
Previous experience in scientific research would be an asset
Experience with hematopoiesis research is not required, but enthusiasm for learning modern molecular genetic and bioinformatic techniques is essential
The candidate must be a responsible individual with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off)
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