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The Division of Medical Genetics currently has an opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2 in the field of human genetics, chromatin biology, and epigenomics. This individual will work in a team effort as part of the Stergachis Laboratory to assess the impact of non-coding human genetic variation on human disease. Techniques used will include next-generation and long-read DNA sequencing, protein biochemistry, and epigenetic profiling using novel technologies.
Job duties include:
Prepare samples and create libraries for sequencing on single-molecule real-time (SMRT) platforms, as well as Illumina, and Sanger.
Perform biochemistry techniques, such as bacterial protein expression and purification.
Perform epigenetic techniques such as Fiber-seq, DNaseI-seq, and ChIP-seq.
Perform cell biology techniques, such as bacterial and human cell culture growth, cell transduction and transfection, and genome editing.
Perform molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, and cloning.
Perform routine analysis of data and assist with troubleshooting and data quality control.
Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects.
Present analysis findings at group meetings and national conferences, as appropriate.
Basic lab maintenance.
Perform related duties as required.
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Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related Life Sciences field plus two or more years of related work experience in molecular biology or human genetics.
Must be self-motivated and able to take initiative, work independently, and learn new techniques.
Ability to work, collaborate and communicate well within a multidisciplinary team.
Strong organizational abilities and laboratory skills, including the ability to keep detailed records of procedures performed and sample tracking.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint). Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Masters or PhD in Genetics/Genomics, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent.
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