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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , McGovern Institute- Synthetic Neurobiology Group (Boyden Lab) , to develop new molecular tools for the analysis and control of complex biological systems such as the brain. To identify and improve such molecular tools, the group is developing cutting-edge technologies for characterizing molecules from the natural world, through microscopy-guided robotic picking of cells expressing genetically encoded molecules and through novel forms of multiplexed imaging (e.g., expansion sequencing). Will work on screens, primarily in mammalian cell lines, in collaboration with others in the group. This will require extraction of DNA/RNA from biological samples, development of expression libraries, mammalian cell culture, microscopy, and robotic screening. The work may also involve computational analyses of genomic data in collaboration with other groups. Responsibilities include DNA and RNA extraction from biological samples; molecular cloning; confocal and epifluorescence microscopy; development, validation, and optimization of new methods for DNA library construction and for new molecular phenotyping assays; preparing sequencing libraries; operating robotic microscopy platforms; documenting and managing experimental protocols and data; data analysis of experimental results, including imaging and functional screening data; bioinformatic analysis of RNA and genomic sequence data; and recognizing new problems/situations and troubleshooting, inventing, or finding solutions.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or closely related field; two years' experience with basic molecular biology (e.g., DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and cloning) and mammalian cell culture techniques; excellent communication, organizational, documentation, planning, and time-management skills; and ability to work independently and on teams. PREFERRED : background in microbiology or ecology research; experience with computational analysis of biological data, UNIX, and programming (Python preferred); and experience with immunohistochemistry staining, confocal microscopy, and developing new biological protocols/techniques. Job #20564
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