Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.
At HHMI, you are not just an employee – you are a part of a creative and talented team with colleagues whose expertise ranges from biomedical research to investment management, from information technology to law. We encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment where employees can do their best work. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working at HHMI are making a difference.
We have an opportunity for a Research Specialist to join the laboratory of Dr. Barbara Meyer on-site at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. The Meyer laboratory carries out pioneering research on the mechanisms of cell-fate determination, genome editing, the role of chromosome structure and chromatin modification in gene regulation, and the molecular evolution of chromosome-wide mechanisms of gene control in the nematode C. elegans, with an emphasis on X-chromosome dosage compensation. Approaches include genetics, genomics, single-molecule imaging, and structural studies including X-ray crystallography. More information about the Meyer lab can be found here: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/meyer/index.html
We are looking for an individual who seeks full-time employment and enjoys the excitement of a world-class scientific laboratory and welcomes the challenge of an energetic environment that maintains a strong commitment to collegiality and teaching. The Research Specialist will perform independent research requiring excellent application of professional judgment, interpretation of experimental results, innovation of new approaches, and preparation of research for presentation and publication.
Principal Responsibilities: • Perform genetic, molecular, genomic, and single-molecule experiments and analysis (including CRISPR-mediated genome editing, ChIP-qPCR, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-C, and single-molecule imaging) for research projects.
• Identify methodological problems in research protocols and assist in implementing modifications to optimize experimental results.
• Use software applications to analyze Illumina and other high-throughput data and assist others in data analysis.
• Prepare and present written or oral progress reports, including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
• Train others in complex technical protocols.
• Conduct literature reviews to determine suitable research methods.
• Operate and help maintain common lab equipment.
HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, or Biochemistry is required.
• At least 2-5 years of postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred.
• Experience with bioinformatics.
• In-depth knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.
• Ability to make sound decisions based on knowledge and experience.
• Ability to make research presentations and draft research manuscripts.
• Ability to review data and information critically.
• Ability to develop innovative procedures to achieve goals.
Application Instructions: Please make sure to include the following materials all together in one PDF to be considered. • Complete CV with list of publications. • Names and contact information of three professional references. • Brief description of prior research.
About Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time.
To move science forward we need a diverse collection of talents, expertise, and backgrounds in scientific research and science education, as well as communications, finance, human resources, information technology, investments, law, and operations. At HHMI, we encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment where employees can do their best work.
What makes us strong is the diversity of our perspectives. We work to promote a culture of inclusion in our work environments and across the greater scientific community.