The Aiden Lab at the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics is seeking a Research Assistant to join the team. The lab’s work lies in the intersection of biology, computer science, physics and mathematics and its primary focus is exploring the three dimensional structure of the human genome. We are the 3D genome mapping center for the ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project at the National Institutes of Health. Our lab is also a part of the National Science Foundation Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, and a member of the 4D Nucleome Consortium. Provide responsible and skilled technical assistance in support of a research project by completing assignments requiring a basic knowledge of fundamental techniques and practices related to molecular biology.
- Designs, prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments (especially functional genomics experiments such as Hi-C, RNA-Seq, ChIP- Seq, ATAC-Seq).
- Constructs and maintains new and existing mammalian cell lines (experience in mammalian cell culture is essential, experience with CRISPR and/or transposon-mediated integration, and fluorescence activated cell sorting [FACS] is useful).
- Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
- Documents results of experiments.
- Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports.
- Master’s degree in basic science or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in a basic science and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree
- Experience in basic fundamental molecular biology techniques (such as gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, PCR, qPCR, molecular cloning) is essential.
- Experience in one or more of the following preferred: next generation sequencing library preparation; functional genomics (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq); microscopy (especially fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH]); RNAi; lentivirus production; biochemistry (protein purification from E. coli, baculovirus infected insect cells).
Interested applicants can submit an employment application here.
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