Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual with an interest in biomedical research to work in the field of Retinal Regenerative Medicine. We use stem cell biology to study human retinal development and disease. We use CRISPR genome editing to develop models of human retinal disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma and the photoreceptor degenerative diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa).
Under the general supervision of the principal investigator and other laboratory personnel, the successful applicant will be responsible for differentiating human stem cells into retinal eyecups and specific types of retinal cells. This will involve considerable amounts of cell culture work. He/she will also assist in various drug discovery work, using high content screening approaches, to identify small molecules, genes, and pathways relevant to retinal disease and retinal regeneration, with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for patients with blinding retinal diseases.
The successful applicant is expected to maintain clear written records and be able to design and carryout experiments independently.
He/she will also be encouraged to contribute to the planning and writing of any relevant publications. This work will require careful attention to detail and thoughtfulness on how to interpret and improve experiments.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field is required.
Six months of related experience.
Experience with cellular and molecular biology and/or drug discovery is also desirable.
Some relevant post-undergraduate work experience in the field of cellular and molecular biology is also desirable.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques including cell culture, ideally with stem cells, is required.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003496-SOM Oph Ocular Molecular Biology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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