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The multi-disciplinary laboratory within the Department of Pediatrics works in the fields of RNA and Chemical biology. The laboratory explores the role of non-coding RNAs in stem cell biology and host-pathogen interactions. Projects in the lab use cell culture, animal models, neural stem cells, 3D organoids, human pluripotent cells and several molecular tools to investigate fundamental mechanisms injury, AIDS, and immune disorders.
Under minimal supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Scientist will perform standard cellular lab experiments. You will also perform experiments using basic tissue culture techniques such as PCR, plasmid purification, iPSC production and characterization, and HT screening and sequencing, gene silencing, cloning, CRISPR genome editing, under supervision. In addition, the incumbent will independently support duties to include RT-PCR, qPCR, DNA and RNA molecular experiments, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, analyze and report data, prepare complex solutions, reagents and culture media and run cell analyses to ensure quality and control.
The Research Scientist will be responsible for implementing and performing a variety of new and on-going experimental protocols, making significant research contributions to the laboratory. May provide training and direction and work cooperatively other SRAs, including doctoral and student lab assistants. Compile and analyze research data, draft articles and grant proposals.
Advanced theoretical knowledge of Stem Cell biology that would typically be gained an advanced scientific degree in related field.
Direct experience overseeing research projects.
Experience with research design, protocol development, and qualitative and quantitative research methods to independently address scientific challenges to move the project forward.
Demonstrated experience authoring journal articles, abstracts, and posters.
Demonstrated knowledge of microscopy imaging procedures and in vivo analysis.
Demonstrated experience in analysis and management of complex data.
Demonstrated experience in qualitative research methods.
Ability to interface appropriately (with diplomacy and in confidentiality) with campus staff and investigators.
Access to reliable transportation.
Valid California Driver's license.
Must be willing to work with small animals.