The Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology seeks a talented research assistant to perform bench-level experiments as part of a team investigating the mechanisms underlying stem cell, nuclear reprogramming, epigenetic regulation, gene and drug therapy for a mouse model with cardiac and muscular dystrophy. Energetic, motivated, smart individual with an interest in molecular and cellular regulation of stem cells and reprogramming desired. The employee will support ongoing projects in the lab and do independent work as abilities allow. The employee will conduct experiments, generate constructs and cell lines and document, compile and analyze their results, and troubleshoot and adapt methods as necessary to achieve the goals of the project, and make oral and written reports of experimental results. Major responsibilities will include work with stem cells and animal models. The employee will also attend team meetings to assist in the design of experiments and will provide support with general laboratory maintenance. The successful applicant will become a member of a research team and will interact productively with other members of the team. The employee will facilitate the daily operation of the lab and the team and help to assure lab compliance with government and University guidelines regarding health and safety.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or molecular and cell biology and at least six months of relevant research experience. Understanding of common genetic and biochemical principles and proficiency in standard molecular and cell biology procedures are critical. Experience with novel construct development, FACScans, viral infection methods and cell line development or iPS cell technology is a plus. Interest in working with mouse models of human disease. Competence with Mac and/or PC computers, and familiarity with data entry a plus. Additional qualifications sought include mature, independent judgment, good problem solving and communications skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
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