This is a unique type of position that requires significant individual initiative and motivation to learn existing and new scientific methods in a high paced laboratory environment. The Research Scientist will be given the opportunity and be responsible for conducting independent and creative research related to the overall mission of the laboratory. This is an ideal position for those considering graduate school in a related field or medical school in the near future and with interests in this type of lab position for a period of two years. Overall responsibilities include acquiring an in-depth understanding of the field in which they are working, and working with the PI, as well as independently, on the planning, design, execution, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of experiments; makes detailed observations, records data and presents results; assists post docs and fellows in the day-to-day activities and interprets experiments related to assigned projects. The Research Scientist will spend the majority of their time making contributions to on-going laboratory projects, requiring the ability to use independent judgment to address tasks and projects, and will identify and refine existing procedures and practices. The incumbent may also participate in the management of a small rodent colony. The project will focus on design and testing gene therapy/gene editing approaches in human hematopoietic stem cells.
- Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.
- Full time research experience in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques.
- Experience with flow cytometry and FlowJo software.
- Experience working with rodent models.
- Experience working with primary human cells, especially hematopoietic stem cells.
- Experience or exposure to gene therapy and gene editing techniques.
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