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Molecular Biology Research Specialist Job @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) USA

Molecular Biology Research Specialist Job @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) USA

Molecular Biology Research Specialist Job @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) USA: HHMI is widely recognized as the world’s foremost medical research organization and a leading light in science education. We have achieved this leadership role by aligning our mission with our vision, capitalizing on change, and encouraging risk taking, and fostering innovation. At the root of our work is the belief that significant advances in science are made possible when exceptionally talented researchers are given the time and freedom to pursue their interests and challenging, long-range questions.

Molecular Biology Research Specialist Job @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) USA

Research Specialist I

Tracking Code: 570-908

Job Description

At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world’s largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond.
Perform professional work in support of scientific research. Working collaboratively with the Investigator, determine the most suitable methods to be used in research. Independently perform scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment. Interpret experimental results and determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals. Review pertinent literature for information that will further research goals. Prepare reports of research for presentation or publication.

Required Skills

  • Perform various specialized scientific investigative procedures in support of assigned research projects.
  • Develop transgenic technologies for planarian flatworms.
  • Generate gene knock-outs and knock-in reporter lines.
  • Independently design and conduct experiments under the supervision of Principal Investigator.
  • Conduct literature reviews to be used in determining most suitable research methods.
  • May configure, operate, and/or maintain specialized equipment.
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocol and assist in implementing modifications to optimize experimental results.
  • Coordinate specialized and novel research functions.
  • May use software applications to assemble, manipulate, format and/or perform statistical analyses of data.
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies, including assembly, organizational and interpretation of data.
  • Present data to the Principal Investigator (monthly progress reports), to the entire lab (lab meetings ~1-2 times a year), and occasionally at scientific meetings.
  • Train others in complex technical protocols.
  • Shares significant responsibility for results of research project or project team. Manages own research project with input of the Investigator. Intermediate to long term impact on results of entire lab.
  • Successful candidate has the chance to work in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of planarian regeneration with a diverse group of talented and dedicated scientists.
  • Play a vital collaborative role in the Newmark lab and actively contribute to research efforts of other lab members.
  • Establishes intermediate range goals and schedules work to meet those goals. Work is reviewed at key stages by supervisor but individual is largely self-directed. May monitor performance of others and provide or propose required training. May develop, or lead the development of, training tools. May plan for and provide working supervision to a group of laboratory employees of lower grade engaged in the performance of technical and professional work and a variety of complex to routine to complex tasks.

Required Experience

  • Ph.D. (currently or by May 2017) with experience in molecular biology.
  • Expertise in generating transgenic lines, preferably at the organismal level.
  • Knowledge of or experience with current CRISPR/Cas9 technologies.
  • Experience with viewing and analyzing genomic/transcriptomic sequence data.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.

To Apply: 

Please include the answers to the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Do you have any experience with transgenic technologies?
  • In what experimental system?
  • How familiar are you with CRISPR/Cas9?

Job Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Molecular Biology Research Specialist Job @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) USA

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