Reporting to Professor Lee Rubin, Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the candidate will collaborate with a team of researchers (postdoctoral fellows and research assistants) in the Rubin lab and in other labs at Harvard working on therapeutics projects, ranging from neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Most of the projects make use of pluripotent cells or tissue-specific stem cells. The group designs, develops, and performs assays to identify drugs, drug targets, and disease-associated signaling pathways.
More specifically, the Researcher will:
With the PI, plan overall research goals, set timelines for multiple projects, and independently execute research plans with lab personnel.
Design with individuals or research teams, assays that optimally reflect relevant cellular behaviors. Screen chemical and other types of libraries to identify screening
MS in developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, or biochemistry and 5+ years of experience are required. Prior experience designing and conducting screening assays is required.
Prior experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company is preferred.
Experience in maintaining mouse and human ES and iPS lines and in producing and maintaining differentiated cells, such as neurons.
Knowledge of high content screening, general familiarity with liquid handling robotics and reporter gene assays.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work with a multidisciplinary group of scientists in a dynamic team environment.
Ability to tackle multiple projects simultaneously is essential.
Supervisory experience and experience mentoring students/trainees is strongly preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52033BR
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