Performs complex research of an advanced nature under the general direction of the Principal Investigator. Typically requires a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty.The Westbrook lab is seeking talented molecular biologists to work in an interdisciplinary team environment on understanding how gene regulation is altered in cancer. This position will involve developing, optimizing, and validating genome editing technologies. These methods will include CRISPR-Cas9 technologies for genome editing and genetic perturbation as well as lentivirus production and transduction for the generation of engineered mammalian cell lines.
Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
Evaluates and analyzes data.
Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Education Required: Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
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