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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Manalis and Shalek Laboratorie s, to join laboratories specializing in leveraging novel single-cell measurements to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems. There will be a specific focus on human cancers, both liquid (e.g., leukemias and lymphomas) and some solid (e.g., pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma) tumors. Research questions will center on drug resistance but extend to studies of initial tumor formation and how cancer cells communicate and interact with their microenvironment. Will work with minimal supervision from professors Scott Manalis and Alex Shalek and interface directly with the community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other technicians. Responsibilities include performing a core technique linking single-cell biophysical properties to their expression state involving both genomics (e.g., single cell RNA sequencing preparation) and biophysical measurements (e.g., cellular mass) using novel in-house platforms; performing research experiments; recording test results; analyzing data using R; performing bench experiments; carefully considering study design; interfacing with clinical teams; fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS); RNA-seq library preparation; next generation sequencing (NGS); interpreting/contextualizing findings; and communicating results to the lab and larger community.
The position offers an opportunity to gain fundamental skills working in an interdisciplinary, technologically-driven environment and to gain access to its intellectual resources. It is ideal for someone driven to understand tumor biology and therapy resistance through a single-cell lens and is interested in pursuing further postgraduate education.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree, preferably with coursework in (cancer) biology, immunology, chemistry, and/or genomics; at least two years' bench experience (may include undergraduate work); strong communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills; and ability to learn quickly and work independently. Knowledge of R and/or other programming languages desirable. Job #17416
This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon grant funding.
Internal Number: 17416
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