Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II , Picower Institute for Learning and Memory-Tsai Lab , to assist with creation, maintenance, and experimentation using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and with manipulating these cells utilizing CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Will work closely with Tsai Lab members to create a variety of iPSCs- and ESCs-derived brain cell types and novel 3D functional neural tissues; and assist in assessing functionality of the brain cell types using calcium imaging, immunostaining and an assortment of other cellular assays. Will work under the direct supervision of postdocs and the manager of the Picower Institute iPSC Core Facility.
This position would be ideal for a highly motivated individual who is interested in working in the cutting-edge field of human stem cell models of neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease. The Tsai Lab is committed to intellectual development and career progression of all lab members. The scope, complexity, and independence of participation in research projects will be commensurate with experience. As skills are developed, the position will involve increasing participation in scientific research.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in biology, neuroscience, or related field; at least four years' experience working with iPSC or stem-cell culture system; excellent sterile technique; meticulous attention to detail; and flexibility and ability to implement and evaluate novel technical approaches as new protocols are constantly being published for the creation of neural cells from human stem cells. Seek a motivated and highly organized individual who is comfortable working independently but can function effectively in a team-oriented environment. PREFERRED : master's degree in in biology, neuroscience, or related field; experience with genome editing and fluorescent and confocal microscopy. Job #19311
Internal Number: 19311
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