Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Specialist

Job Number: 77857

Location: Kansas City, US

Job Description

The Zeitlinger Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Specialist. The lab uses cutting-edge genomics approaches in combination with deep learning to study how gene regulation is encoded in DNA sequence. The projects are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary and use both the fly and mouse as model systems. The long-term goal is to decode regulatory information and genetic variation in the human genome, which is key to revolutionize medicine. We look for a highly motivated individual with great organization and team leadership skills, attention to detail and a passion for solving complex problems.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and support team projects through organization and communication
  • Contribute to individual research projects in the lab through experiments and literature insights
  • Manage collaborations with the Technology Centers
  • Optimize genomics libraries for next-gen sequencing
  • Organize and maintain lab reagents and equipment
  • Generate tissue culture cells and fly cages for large-scale experiments
  • Support individual research projects in the lab through focused experiments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum requirements:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in biology or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry lab
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to trouble shoot and optimize new protocols
  • Self-motivated, attention to detail, ability to multitask and proficient in task completion.
  • Experience with CRISPR techniques, fly work, next-gen sequencing libraries, fluid handling robots or genomic data analysis (UNIX, R) is a plus.


To Apply:

Please submit the Requested Documents.

Requested Documents:

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation will be needed after the initial screening of candidates

Application Deadline: 2024-07-31


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