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The Hammoud laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics (DHG) seeks a highly-motivated Senior Research Laboratory Specialist. The laboratory studies mechanisms of germ cell development. The goal for this position will be to focus on testicular organoid generation in multiple species using embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells. The selected candidate will lead the molecular and cellular and functional characterization of these organoids and be able to drive the project independently under Dr. Hammoud's limited direction. The selected candidate will train research staff, and interact with and mentor graduate students and postdocs. This individual will also directly supervise any temporary student employees working on this project.
Design and Perform Experiments: Perform independent research in mouse and human ESCs and IPSC, including mouse maintenance.
Train Staff and Students and Supervise Undergraduate Students: Train new members of the lab, including research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students, on laboratory protocols and operations, and experimental procedures as well as provide assistance on experimentation and data analysis. This position will directly supervise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students and post-docs.
Analyze and Present Data: Complete analysis using a variety of molecular, biochemical, and biophysical assays, and present data to relevant audiences.
Reading Literature: Read, interpret, and analyze relevant literature.
Contribute to Manuscripts, Grants, and Presentations: Under the direction of the faculty lab director, prepare materials for manuscripts, grants, and presentations, such as charts, graphs, or written portions of grants.
Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, or a related area of study
At least 6 years of wet lab experience in a related field post-graduation
Familiarity with general genetic, molecular, and biochemical methods
Experience designing and performing basic cell, molecular and biochemical analysis
Experience with human and mouse ESCs/IPSCs
Experience designing and executing experiments in animal models including mouse
Experience performing fluorescence microscopy and luciferase assays, including data analysis
Experience performing Northern and Western blot analyses
Experience working with embryos and gametes
Experience with cell culture, especially mouse and human ESC and IPSC culture and derivation.
Experience requesting purchases and maintaining inventory for a research lab
Experience with research lab budget and financial management
Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students
More than 6 years of wet lab experience in a related field post-graduation
Experience in reproductive biology
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