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Incumbent will be responsible for independent research and providing significant and original contributions in the area of Molecular Biology (MB)for the Department of Neurosciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The MB Researcher will independently run a research program on molecular neuroscience and methods development for analysis of sequencing datasets including single-cell RNA-seq and genome assembly and annotation. The MB Researcher will perform cell culture, single-cell isolation, RNA isolation, RNA sequencing and analysis of RNA-seq data. Familiarity with human disease models and their underlying genetics, including the contribution of SNPs is key to this role. The MB Researcher will also incorporate independent evaluation of the published literature in design and execution of experimentation, independent data interpretation, and design of follow up experimentation.
Strong theoretical knowledge of Molecular Biology or similar field, as obtained by receiving a Ph.D., including six or more (6+) years of postdoctoral or industrial experience. Ability to perform independent scientific inquiry.
Proven ability to make independent decisions, analyze situations, solve problems, and initiate actions for effective research projects. Strong quantitative analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
Advanced knowledge of cell culture, single cell and RNA isolation, and RNA sequencing techniques and associated analysis of generated datasets.
Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze and interpret data.
Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, image processing software, and statistical software. Ability to learn new programs with minimal direction.
Ability to generate, evaluate and interpret RNA sequence using ABI, Sequencer or other software tools for contiging and interrogation of base changes.
Ability to utilize web-based molecular biology tools such as the human genome browser, Entrez, Pubmed, and other tools.
Proficiency in various programming languages and environments, including BASH, python, perl, the R environment. Advanced experience writing and maintaining code in various programming languages required for analysis pipelines.
Familiarity with human disease models and their underlying genetics.
Ability to express verbally or in writing, information on one's position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation in a professional, logical, clear, effective, concise, and courteous manner. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty and students. Participate and contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of department.
Knowledge of basic laboratory safety, university rules and regulations, EH&S guidelines, etc.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to keep steady workflow and meet deadlines.
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