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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
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This position is in the Department of Genetics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Stormo lab, in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Michael White, is interested in the development of a new technology for interrogating single-cell transcriptomes in genetic assays. We are currently looking for researchers with a strong background in experimental methods in molecular biology and biochemistry, with good troubleshooting skills, and a desire to be on the cutting edge of genomic technology development. Work in the lab includes cell culture, RNA-protein binding assays, molecular cloning, and preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries. The Stormo and White labs are located in the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology. The successful candidate will take advantage of the unique collaborative relationships with other members of the Center, the Department of Genetics, and across the broader research community of Washington University, which provides outstanding training and educational opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in laboratory operation. Applicants with a master’s degree and/or more years of experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience in basic molecular biology (cloning, PCR, DNA isolation), as well as additional laboratory experience carrying out and troubleshooting assays.
Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques, including cell culture, protein-nucleic acid binding assays, protein purification, and next-generation sequencing.
Evidence of developing or working with novel techniques is a plus.
Track record of scientific productivity, such as demonstrable contribution to scientific publications or a large project.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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