Reporting to Professor Jason Buenrostro, Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. The candidate will collaborate with a team of researchers (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants) in the Buenrostro lab to develop and apply single-cell epigenomic methods in effort to better understand gene regulation dynamics within normal development and disease.
Specifically, the candidate will work directly with the PI to plan overall research goals, set timelines for ongoing projects in the lab, and independently execute research plans in collaboration with the lab personnel. The candidate will assess the broader goal of the lab - seeking to understand gene regulation in context of human diseases - and in collaboration with the PI and members of the lab design experimental approaches to address these questions. In this effort, the candidate my improve or design new single-cell sequencing based methods and work with members of the lab to determine driving mechanisms using cell culture and mouse models.
To accomplish these goals, an ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, as well as extensive experience with lab work in gene regulation and single-cell genomics
This is a grant-funded two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
MS in developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry or related field and 5+ years of experience (including postdoctoral research) are required. Prior experience developing sequencing-based assays is required.
· Prior experience with single-cell genomics and associated data analysis methods
· Experience in maintaining mouse lines and familiarity with collecting samples
· Experience supervising and/or mentoring students
· Strong organizational and communication skills
· Ability to work with a multidisciplinary group of scientists in a dynamic team environment
· Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53306BR
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