GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
We are seeking a Research Technician to work collaboratively on CRISPR-Cas gene editing of the Huntington’s Disease (HD) gene. HD is a devasting neurodegenerative disease that currently has no effective treatment. Our goal is to develop gene editing methods to inactivate or correct the disease-causing version of the gene at the DNA level. We are looking for ambitious, hardworking candidates to join this exciting project. There will be opportunities to become familiar with the molecular technologies in gene editing and NextGen sequencing as well as preclinical studies in cell culture and animal models. For an example of a recent study from the lab see https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34376056/
- Performs a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
- May assist in the training of others
- Provides input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods
- Writes standard operating procedures, schedules work, orders supplies, and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.
- Prepares laboratory reagents, buffers, and media
- Records results, organizes data and performs computations
- Performs duties independently; requiring action and judgment to solve commonly encountered problems
- Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science or equivalent experience
- 1 year of related experience
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
- Ability to perform duties independently
- Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems
Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionucleotides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.Additional Information:
Preferred Qualifications section:
Some experience with Molecular Biology, Cell culture or mouse studies is preferred, but not essential.