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The Associate Researcher is an entry laboratory researchposition, responsible for conduct of routine and standardized experiments usingtechniques specific to the assigned research project under the supervision ofthe Principal Investigator, who analyses the data, and assists in theinterpretation of research outcomes.
Specifically for this position, the research associate willwork as part of a collaborative team under the supervision of Dr. Tsankova ondeconvolving the molecular pathogenic drivers in gliomagenesis,epileptogenesis, and other encephalopathies. S/he will work with fresh orfrozen brain tissue obtained from neurosurgical or autopsy specimens, and willbe responsible for isolating glioma stem cell populations and specific glialcell types (astrocytes, oligodendroglia, microglia) using unique markersdeveloped in the lab. These populations will be further characterizedfunctionally (primary cell culture) and molecularly (RNA-seq and ATAC-seq).
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivatedpost-baccalaureate candidate to join the laboratory of Dr. Nadejda Tsankova,MD/PhD, in the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience at the Icahn School ofMedicine at Mount Sinai, in Manhattan, NYC. Specific techniques for thisproject include, but are not be limited to:
* Fresh brain tissue collection and singlecell/nuclear dissociation
* Fluorescence-activated cell/nucleus sorting
* Maintenance of primary cell cultures for analysisof cell growth, migration, and differentiation
* Library preparation for bulk and single cell RNAand chromatin sequencing
* Maintenance of laboratory environment andassistance in the upkeep of appropriate inventory
* Computational / bioinformatics analysis
* Education: Undergraduate degree inbiomedical-related field, with some wet-bench laboratory experience and/orcomputational background
* Experience: Candidates with 2 years oflaboratory experience and/or with strong computational / bioinformatics skillswill be given preference
* Position start date: Spring/Summer/Fall of 2019
* Time commitment: Two years minimum
* Appropriate verbal, written and interpersonalskills
* Organizational, problem solving and analyticalskills
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