Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Freedman Lab is seeking a Research Scientist / Engineer 2 to initiate a project using human pluripotent stem cells to develop new treatments for kidney disease, under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Freedman. The Research Scientist will combine stem cell culture and differentiation with bioengineering, microfluidics, and pre-clinical animal models to build next-generation models of human kidney regeneration and disease. This position will be responsible for contributing to preparation of reports, papers, presentations and new proposals. They will contribute to positive colleague and investigator relationships through interactions on current grants. The successful applicant will also assist Dr. Freedman with mentoring of trainees.
Cell culture – daily differentiation and maintenance of human pluripotent stem cells
Microscopy – immunofluorescence, confocal, wide-field, live cell
Drug discovery – design and execution of high throughput screening assays
Biochemistry and molecular biology – qPCR, electrophoresis, immunoblotting, cloning
Computing and analysis – Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, ImageJ, HTML
Documentation – daily record of work performed in files and laboratory notebook
Contribute data and ideas for reports and publications
Assist in seeking/acquiring additional funding
Animal care includes: - Data collection/maintenance management for rodent colony - Updating and ensuring compliance with animal welfare protocols
Mentor research trainees and undergraduates; contribute to improvements in efficiency
Orient/train new staff
Lead projects or project tasks toward research objectives
Inventory management for reagents/orders/cells; track expenses
Ensure compliance with lab regulations and completion of corresponding paperwork
Bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, biophysics, or related field and at least two years of related experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ph.D. in cell biology, bioengineering, or related field
Cell culture skills and experience
Strong computer skills including Excel and statistical and graphical software (Adobe Illustrator, ImageJ, Powerpoint)
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to manage diverse tasks
Flexibility in work hours
A thirst for scientific knowledge and progress
Comfort working with animal model
High degree of integrity
Experience with human pluripotent stem cell high throughput screening, genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9), or rodent microsurgery
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