The present opening is for a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in experimental biomedical sciences to work at the interface of genomics and neurobiology studying the development and diseases of the visual system in fish, bird and mammalian models. The ideal candidate will have strong wet-bench skills in cell and molecular biology, experience with animal work (e.g., zebrafish and/or mice), and experience in the bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets. The lab is an exciting, fast-paced research environment with a team of fun and highly motivated undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs. As part of this work, you will have the opportunity to participate in both national and international collaborations.
This position assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers. This includes the preparation of figures and writing of text.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Conducts literature searches related to research project and explores new experimental research avenues as outlined in discussion with the principal investigator.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Capable of conducting experimental biomedical research at a high level. In particular, broad skills in cell and molecular biology, cell culture (including human induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells), histology and microscopy, and animal care (zebrafish and/or mice).
Additional expertise in bioinformatics, especially the analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets (RNA-seq and ATAC-seq), will be considered a plus.
Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.Â
Computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
Masterâ™s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.
$44,700.00 - $81,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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