The Stubbs Lab at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is seeking a Senior Research Technician to participate in the planning and execution of scientific projects focused on the genetics of brain development and behavior using the mouse model system.
The ideal candidate will have documented experience in molecular genetics and genomics research including methods such as RNA-seq, chromatin immunoprecipitation, CRISPR-Cas9 methods, cell culture, protein analysis, and molecular pathology. Hands-on experience in rodent handling and care and familiarity with methods in mouse genetics are also required. Enthusiastic interest and training in neurobiology, behavior and/or brain development will be an important plus. The individual should be able to work independently but in concert with other lab members to design, develop, and carry out new scientific techniques and to participate fully and enthusiastically in our research, including contributing to the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals. The individual will be encouraged to participate in PNRI seminars, trainee/staff journal clubs, and will represent the lab in institutional committees with opportunities to further develop professional skills. The Senior Research Technician will provide oversight for the lab’s mouse colony with senior lab staff, train and mentor junior staff, and be the primary lab contact for lab equipment maintenance, purchasing, and safety.
- Master’s degree or higher in molecular genetics, genomics, neurobiology or a related field, or the equivalent experience and/or education, including at least seven years laboratory research experience
- Documented experience with and knowledge of molecular biology and genomics methods, such as those described above
- Training and experience in data analysis methods, including statistics
- Familiarity with mouse genetics methods, molecular pathology such as immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, and hands-on animal handling experience
- Training in the principles of neuroscience, brain development, and/or behavior and familiarity with mouse genetics methods will be preferred
- Ability to work enthusiastically with others as part of a collaborative, integrated and interactive research team
- Excellent communications and people skills, mentoring, organizational skills, and record keeping skills
PNRI requires vaccination for COVID 19 as a condition of employment.
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
PNRI is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institute with a distinguished history of contributing scientific advances to improve health in a variety of disease areas. PNRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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