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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE , Biological Engineering-Synthetic Biology Center (SBC) , to join the lab of Professor Ron Weiss . Research areas supported may include the development of tools for differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to particular cell fates (e.g. platelets) or heterogeneous cell populations (e.g., organoids), development of automated platforms for genetically programming organoids to rapidly advance the field of tissue maturation and drug development, and genetically engineering lentiviral vectors for cell fate reprogramming and screening stable genomic loci for insertion of genes expressing therapeutic proteins in human cells. Will aid research staff with ongoing research projects. Laboratory work includes mammalian and/or organoid cell culture, molecular cloning (genetic engineering), transfection, lentivirus production, lentivirus transduction, immunofluorescent staining, flow cytometry, microscopic image acquisition, ELISA, and data preparation. Will also prepare progress reports of experimental results, issues, and updates, including future plans; provide careful documentation of experimental procedures; and maintain confidentiality and security of project information.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : B.S./B.A. in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or closely related field; at least two years' laboratory technician experience; experience with basic aseptic molecular and cellular biology, mammalian cell culture technique, and basic chemistry/biology lab techniques; laboratory experience with basic experimental procedures; excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills; solid organizational and planning skills; self-motivation; attention to detail; and ability to work independently and as part of a team, follow complex instructions, plan and troubleshoot experiments independently, multitask, and carefully document work in written records in a dynamic and fast-paced research environment. PREFERRED : experience with DNA cloning, handling RNA, and transfection techniques; and knowledge of imaging technique, including flow cytometry and confocal and immunofluorescence imaging. Job #19671
Some night and weekend work will be required.
This is a one year position with a start date in August 2021 or later.
Internal Number: 19671
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