Research Assistant/Lab Manager in CRISPR and Functional Genomics
The Hsu Lab in the Department of Bioengineering and Innovative Genomics Institute is looking to hire a research assistant starting as soon as possible. This could be a senior undergraduate looking to join the lab full-time after graduation, or perhaps a recent graduate looking to do some exciting, high impact research!
About the Hsu Lab
Our research aims to understand and manipulate the genetic circuits that control brain and immune cell function to improve human health. To do this, our group draws from a palette of technologies including CRISPR-Cas, engineered viruses, genome sequencing, massively parallel reporter assays, and pooled genetic screens. We have played a pioneering role in the development of CRISPR technologies (Cong Science 2013, Hsu Cell 2014, Konermann Cell 2018, Zhang Cell 2018). Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also been working on rapid COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutic discovery (Whitman Nature Biotechnology 2020).
This position performs a variety of techniques in molecular and cellular biology and protein biochemistry including cloning, cell culture, flow cytometry, viral vector engineering, preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries, analytical techniques such as qRT-PCR, and biochemical techniques such as protein purification. We are looking for a passionate and scientifically motivated person with the ability to learn new skills and concepts quickly under personal guidance, and then execute and troubleshoot experiments independently.
For Research Assistant/Specialist: Bachelor's degree and 2+ year of laboratory experience in a molecular biology/genetics/biochemistry/related setting. This is a good opportunity for post-baccalaureate researchers to gain experience and contribute tohigh-impact publications before graduate or medical school.
If interested please send a resume/CV, along with your intended start-date to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.