Associate Researcher (Dr. Rendl's Lab) - Cell Developmental & Regenerative Biology
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A full-time Associate Researcher position is offered in the Rendl laboratory at the Black Family Stem Cell Institute and Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Rendl laboratory explores stem cell regulation by the microenvironment or niche during hair follicle development and during hair regeneration in the adult. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists in the lab to pursue promising follow-up projects of our recent discovery of a follicle-surrounding smooth muscle (Science 2020) that is an important niche for stem cell and progenitor functions.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with a senior scientist to pursue promising projects studying the hair follicle stem cell niche.
- Learn state-of-the art advanced biological assays, including lineage tracing, 2-photon live imaging, gene function studies in genetic mouse models, cell isolations and molecular characterization.
- Must be eager to learn and excel with these cutting-edge techniques and scientific approaches, commit to a 2-year time frame, must be highly motivated and have good communication skills.
- Will also be involved in laboratory activities such as handling of mice, genotyping, molecular cloning by PCR and CRISPR as well as in general lab organization including ordering supplies, stocking reagents and solutions and maintaining lab databases.
- Successful research has the potential for authorships on resulting publications.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education: B.S./B.A. in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent)
- Experience: 0-2 year of research/laboratory experience
- Excellent knowledge of molecular and cell biology, and must have work experience with molecular biology techniques.
- Experience with tissue immunostaining, flow cytometry and mammalian cell culture is strongly preferred.
- Experience with handling mice is a plus.
- Ability to work both closely with a senior mentor and independently
- Must be detail-oriented and keep excellent records.
- Highly organized with the ability to focus on a single task, and take initiative to finish tasks and projects.
- Flexible and willing to function in a fast-paced and changing work environment with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
- Experience with MS Office, databases, and other software aiding laboratory organization is expected.
- Please email all application materials to email@example.com: (1) cover letter describing research experience, your interest in this position, and career goals; (2) your detailed CV; (3) names and contact information of 3 references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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