Seeking a highly qualified PhD scientist to help with biological studies that arise from genetic findings made at the Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (C4RCD). This includes cell biological, molecular biological, and animal modeling studies. Successful candidate will participate in the design, execution, troubleshooting, interpretation, presentation and publication of experimental studies. Participate in funding opportunities (i.e., grant proposal writing) as well.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project design will be in conjunction with faculty members in the Narayanan Lab, within Neurogenomics. Currently planned projects include development of mouse models of specific neurogenetic disorders, and their complete characterization. Prior experience working with animal models of disease is valuable.
Involved in the planning, execution and interpretation of experiments. Collaboration with others in our lab and within the Neurogenomics Division and at TGen.
Primary responsibility for writing scientific papers that arise from this research, and assisting in the development and writing of grant proposals (post-doctoral fellowships).
Conduct scientific presentations at national and international meetings (once or twice a year). Present scientific findings at laboratory and departmental meetings.
Participate in administrative duties within the lab (help with ordering of lab supplies, keeping records, budgets etc.)
Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, neuroscience, or related field. Will consider those with prior post-doctoral research experience. Candidate should be experienced in cell and molecular biology, with specific experience in working with animal models (mice, genetically engineered mice). Proficiency in appropriate data analysis tools (statistical packages) is expected.
About Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scien...tists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is allied with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine alliance enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.