Associate Investigator, Cellular Phenotyping
Allen Institute for Brain Science - Seattle, WA

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The Allen Institute for Brain Science, located in Seattle, is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff committed to understanding how the brain works and helping to unlock the mysteries of neurological diseases and disorders affecting millions worldwide. Serving the scientific community is at the center of our mission to accelerate progress toward understanding neurons, neurological systems, neurological disease and the brain.

Associate Investigator - Cellular Phenotyping will bring scientific expertise, using time-lapse and calcium imaging, morphological studies, and electrophysiology to the Allen Institute’s major new endeavor to further the understanding of the molecular networks that govern human neuronal development and disease. The Associate Director will act as the scientific lead, manage a team, and work with other scientific groups in the Molecular Networks program to characterize in vitro generated neurons from disease specific iPSC and engineered hESC lines, ultimately leading to generation of a large dataset that will be made public and be used to understand the molecular networks that underlie the basic generation of neurons and dysfunction leads to cognitive disorders.

Responsibilities:
  • Implement multiple imaging and electrophysiology solutions to track the morphology, calcium signaling, synaptic function and phenotype of in vitro derived neurons.
  • Work with the project management team and senior leaders on the team on all facets of strategy, design, planning, budgeting and execution.
  • Provide analytical, statistical, organizational, and strategic guidance and expertise to the Allen Institute as required.
  • Recruit and manage scientific and technical staff as required.
  • Conduct collaborative research projects in conjunction with third parties, ensuring the highest level of scientific impact through solid experimental design.
  • Prepare regular reports for internal senior management and external senior scientific project advisors.
  • Seek and evaluate new cutting-edge technologies in related areas.
  • Attend scientific conferences and seek other opportunities to promote the project, present project scientific discoveries, and source potential collaborators.
  • Publish and present research findings in conjunction with the project team to the scientific community.
Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or M.D.)
  • A minimum of 8+ years of experience in relevant areas of research
  • Experience working in a cross disciplinary environment in academia or industry.
  • Expertise in image tracking software solutions
  • Expertise in electrophysiology and cellular imaging solutions
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong publication record.

We offer competitive pay, a generous benefits package, and a dynamic, intellectually challenging environment.

Link to job posting: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ALLENINSTITUTE&cws=1&rid=304

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is an equal opportunity employer.

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