This is a technical research support position in a functional genetics laboratory conducting research with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The individual will be required to handle blood specimens, perform various tissue culture and molecular biology experiments (CRISPR/Cas9 gene knockdown, gene cloning, western blotting, flow cytometry, AAV/lentiviral transduction and qPCR), conduct in vitro differentiation assays using iPSc cells. Data analysis, short-term project planning and maintaining records for sample processing and assay performance are of great importance. There will occasionally be weekend work to set-up or complete experiments and maintain stem cells viability and differentiations that require several days to perform.
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