BSD MED - Section Administrator: Genetic Medicine - Weinstein
About the Department
The Weinstein Lab at the University of Chicago is a dynamic research group jointly affiliated with the Department of Medicine's Section of Genetic Medicine and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. We work on creating cutting-edge technologies for the visualization and analysis of genetic complexity in multicellular systems. Our most recent work has been the development of a new imaging modality, DNA microscopy, that uses DNA, instead of light, as an imaging medium to achieve spatial-genetic imaging of 'idiosyncratic' biological specimens, such as tumors and lymphatic tissue. Our lab consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers with interests and expertise spanning physics, molecular biology, and computational math. We have a keen interest in extending spatial-genetic imaging to address deep and open questions in immunology, cancer biology, and neuroscience.
The Weinstein Lab at the University of Chicago is a dynamic research group in both the Department of Medicine's Section of Genetic Medicine and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. We work at the interface between physics, computation, and molecular biology to create cutting-edge technologies for the visualization and analysis of genomic complexity in multicellular systems. Our lab is located on the beautiful Hyde Park Campus of the University of Chicago, on the shore of Lake Michigan and a 15 minute drive from downtown Chicago.
Our most recent work has been the development of a new imaging modality, DNA microscopy, that uses DNA, instead of light, as an imaging medium to achieve spatial-genetic imaging of "idiosyncratic" biological specimens, such as tumors and lymphatic tissue. Our work has been featured in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/science/microscopes-cell-biology-dna.html), STAT news (https://www.statnews.com/2019/06/20/dna-microscope-shows-cells-genetic-material), Discover Magazine (https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/with-a-new-microscope-researchers-may-be-able-to-see-dna-activity) and elsewhere. Our lab consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers with interests and expertise spanning biomedical engineering, chemistry, and computational mathematics. We have a keen interest in extending spatial-genetic imaging to address deep and open questions in immunology, cancer biology, and neuroscience.
We are seeking a Staff Scientist with a background in molecular biology interested in working with us on DNA-based technology development. This position provides a unique opportunity to work with both members of our group and others at the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Engineering on DNA sequencing and tissue work, using both vertebrate and invertebrate animal models.
Help guide and design advanced genomic technology development projects.
Develop protocols with a focus on organization and detail.
Gain expertise in genomic technologies and apply this expertise in novel biomedical settings.
Help develop and maintain standard operating procedures for lab instruments.
Help maintain lab supply inventory.
Help train and oversee the work of other lab personnel.
Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.
Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.
--- Work Experience:
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques.
Attention to detail.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience in sequencing analysis and common bioinformatics tools a plus, but not required. Interest in collaborative work is essential.
Cover Letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
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