This is a unique type of position that requires significant individual initiative and motivation to learn and understand both existing and new scientific methods and knowledge. 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 (up to two years).
This position supports the lab in gene editing and functional analysis for treating auto immune diseases.
The successful applicant will work in a fast-paced team environment to develop translational gene editing approaches to treat diseases of the immune system Overall responsibilities include: helping to plan, design, execute, trouble-shoot, and interpret experiments aimed at generating novel gene therapy reagents, virus production and testing the efficacy of gene therapy reagents in cell culture or mouse models; follow detailed experimental protocols, make observations, record data and present results; assist others in the laboratory, and help maintain a constructive laboratory environment. Good communication, organization, interpersonal and creative thinking skills are a must.
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.
- Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques is highly preferred.