University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Post Doctoral Associate

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 2 years ago(9/14/2016 11:36 AM)
    Requisition Number
    2016-27863
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
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    Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
  • Overview

    Under the direction of Principal Investigator or Designee, performs genetic and biochemical experiments to understand RNA regulation during s germline development and embryogenesis.  Experiments will include transgenic animal construction, CRISPR-mediated genome editing, reporter gene studies, gene expression analysis, high throughput sequencing, phenotype characterization, and imaging using C. elegans as a model system.

    Responsibilities

    Designs and performs experiments, analyzes data, and carefully documents the outcome, writes manuscripts and publishes results, presents the results in local and/or national meetings. Writes standard operating procedures, assists with training of graduate and undergraduate students,  Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position. Performs other related duties as required.  Works with the Principal Investigator and other laboratory personnel harmoniously, cooperatively, and effectively.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    Knowledge/Experience

    Ph.D. degree in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related life science discipline

    Experience with C. elegans required.  Ability to perform microinjections, next generation sequencing, protein purification, and/or large scale data analysis pipelines considered strongly beneficial, but not absolutely required.

     

    SKILLS

     

    Standard C. elegans husbandry, genetic crosses, and transgenesis.  Molecular biology techniques including cloning, plasmid purification, and PCR.  Careful technique, quantitative reasoning, and excellent communication skills are required.  The ability to work independently is strongly desirable

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

     

    May supervise/train students and other staff working in the lab.

    Additional Information

    To Apply:

    To apply, please forward CV to Sean.Ryder@umassmed.edu

     

     

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