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The goal of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute is to improve mental health through research. Over the last several years, the Stanley Center and the psychiatric genetics community have gained unprecedented insight into the genetic basis of epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A current focus of the Stanley Center is to determine how the genetic findings contribute to disease mechanisms, which is essential for the identification of drug targets and eventually the development of effective treatments. The Fishell lab at the Stanley Center is currently looking for a talented Research Assistant to join the team and work in our efforts for the development of novel viral vectors capable of targeting specific subtypes of neurons in the brain. This will be achieved by identifying enhancers active in specific neuronal subtypes through mapping the epigenomic landscape of distinct cell types. The candidate is expected to contribute to this enhancer mapping effort through a variety of approaches, including mouse genetics, immunohistochemistry, nuclear purification, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, chromatin profiling, and library preparation. Experience in molecular biology and/or genomics is preferred.