University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Post Doctoral Associate

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31327
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
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    Exempt
    Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
    Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

    Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Associate would be investigating the pathogenesis of ALS caused by mutant genes through a combination of live cell imaging techniques and next-generation sequencing approaches.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Use live cell imaging techniques to investigate the defects in axonal transport caused by mutant ALS genes.
    • Preparation of primary neuronal cultures and differentiation of iPSC.
    • Isolation, preparation and analysis of RNA subject to transcriptome profiling.
    • Record results, organize and interpret data, give presentations on results.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.
    • Comply with all safety and infection control standards.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

    • PhD in Biological Science or equivalent experience
    • Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques
    • Experience with growing and differentiating iPSC to neurons is preferred
    • Experience handling mice and performing surgeries is preferred
    • Ability to perform duties independently
    • Judgment and action skills required to troubleshoot encountered problems

    TO APPLY:

    Please email CV and contact information for three references to:  John.Landers@umassmed.edu

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