RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Biology/Biological Engineering-Boyer Lab

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Research Scientist, Boyer lab

  • Job Number: 23325
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Biology
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Biology/Biological Engineering-Boyer Lab, to work with a multidisciplinary team that is focused on unraveling the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cardiac development and regeneration.  Will lead and execute an innovative research project aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular determinants of cell fate within the cardiovascular system, with a specific focus on the crosstalk between metabolism and gene regulation; and design experiments, conduct research, analyze data, and collaborate on advancing our understanding of novel pathways critical for development and disease.  Responsibilities include developing, planning, and leading rigorous research projects focused on elucidating the drivers of cell fate in the heart; formulating research hypotheses and designing and executing experiments to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms in cardiac development, tissue regeneration, and differentiation; utilizing advanced techniques such as single-cell RNA sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, and human iPSC culture and differentiation techniques; conducting and analyzing large-scale omics data (e.g., RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) to identify key regulators of cell fate determination, including collaborating with bioinformaticians; preparing research presentations and manuscripts; assisting with grant proposals; and collaborating with internal/external research teams and fostering interdisciplinary research efforts, including managing research budgets and resources.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology, cardiovascular biology); demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals; expertise in cardiac biology, molecular, and genetic techniques; knowledge of stem cell biology, gene regulation, or regenerative medicine; track record of leading research projects and mentoring junior researchers; ability to foster collaborations; strong analytical and data interpretation skills and proficiency with relevant software and bioinformatics tools; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and grant writing experience.  Job #23325

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on funding, performance, and research priorities.


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