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The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 3.
The Research Scientist will design and carryout experiments using induced pluripotent stem cells to study genetic and acquired cardiomyopathies and assist in supervising junior lab staff.
Heart failure causes significant morbidity and mortality. The goals of this project are understand the pathophysiology of genetic and acquired cardiomyopathies and then leverage this knowledge for the development of novel therapies.
This is a position for an experienced research scientist to independently carryout a project by designing and executing experiments with additional roles in helping to supervise junior staff in the lab. It is expected that this person will require only occasional supervision from the lab PI. Specifically, this position will:
Design and conduct experiments independently with only occasional supervision from supervisor. These will require standard molecular biology techniques and significant mammalian tissue culture, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry expertise.
Manage human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and derived cardiomyocytes, including engineered heart tissue.
Design and genetically engineer iPSCs knock-in and knock-out lines.
Generate and maintain new primary cell cultures.
Summarize data/results in narrative or graphic form for inclusion in proposals and progress reports.
Provide written reports to the PI/supervisor, present at lab meetings and contribute ideas/research summaries in collaborative manner to others in the lab.
Other duties as needed.
It is expected that the candidate will interact in a collaborative manner with other team members and co-workers, in addition to supervisor and provide technical support to others after being trained.
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Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences and 3+ years' job related experience to include: 3+ years of experience in molecular biology techniques, at least 1 year of experience in cell culture, and at least 1 year of experience with confocal microscopy and flow cytometry techniques.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with Matlab, data analysis with GraphPad prism or R, gene editing in stem cells
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