This position is a great opportunity for a motivated individual interested in gaining experience and technical expertise in an exciting research field within Kotton Laboratory in the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) and Boston University School of Medicine.
Duties will include conducting supervised bench-top experiments on stem cell lines, performing gene therapy techniques, and carrying out basic lab manager duties. Your time will primarily be spent performing experiments and you will work as part of a highly motivated, fun, and successful team in an outstanding environment! A 2 year commitment is expected.
Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will work closely with lab members to support the different research projects. The majority of techniques involve cell culture of mouse and human stem cell lines (such as iPS cells) as well as work with laboratory mice. Specifically, this will include cell culture for maintenance and expansion, basic characterization using PCR, cDNA preparation, Real-time PCR and immunostaining. He/she may also assist with the creation of various genetically modified iPSC lines using genome-editing technologies for the study of developmental biology and disease modeling. In addition, he/she will be in charge of ordering and purchasing and maintaining the lab stocks. Organization skills, ability to work well with others, and willingness to learn lab techniques are key.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field is required. Cell culture experience is desired but not required. Background in molecular biology and familiarity with routine laboratory tasks are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be a motivated person with careful attention to detail, excellent organization and documentation skills.