Research Associate I/II -� Stem Cell Culture�
The mission of the Allen Institute for Cell Science is to create dynamic and multi-scale visual models of cell organization, dynamics and activities that capture experimental observation, theory and prediction to understand and predict cellular behavior in its normal, regenerative, and pathological contexts.
The Allen Institute employs a multi-disciplinary team approach to generate novel cellular reagents, models, and databases that are informed by and open to the community. The Institute aims to understand cells, individually and in collectives, as integrated systems of organelles and molecular machines that are regulated by signaling complexes, determining how they integrate to generate the plethora of observed cellular behaviors. This impactful work is done by using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), genome editing, a large live cell microscopy pipeline, predictive modeling and theory, and creating a novel multi-scale, dynamic and visual output for the experiments and models. Read more about the Allen Institute for Cell Science's Products & Tools here.
�Our teams will use and build some of the most exciting, dynamic tools in cell science.��- Rick Horwitz, Executive Director�
We are seeking a competent and enthusiastic Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary and collaborative research team in the Allen Institute for Cell Science. The Research Associate will use cell biological techniques to assist in the maintenance of a large number of gene-edited human inducible pluripotent stem cell lines (hiPSC) and cardiomyocytes for use in image-based cell biology studies aimed at understanding cell behavior in its normal, pathological and regenerative contexts.
This position will also include the opportunity to assist in the generation of iPSC lines and directed differentiation of these hiPSC-lines into cardiomyocytes. The ideal candidate has a strong background in cell culture and an interest in developing a range of invaluable tools for cell biology research.
*Please note, this position requires work approximately 4 to 5 hours Saturdays and�Sundays, flexible scheduling weekdays every week, and holidays.
**Please provide a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity
- Preparation of laboratory reagents, including human stem cell media
- Assist with the maintenance of human stem cell cultures, including feeding, passaging and freezing with strict adherence to internal SOPs��
- Proper handling of hazardous chemicals
- Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebook records
- Preparation of both written and oral reports on a regular basis
- Work closely with other scientists to coordinate experiments
- Adherence to SOPs, GLPs and regulatory requirements
- Assist in cell line generation and differentiation experiments
- Work on a non-conventional schedule, which includes partial days on weekends (mentioned above)
- BA/BS in cell biology, or a related biological life science
- RA I: 0-2 years of relevant post-undergraduate research experience
- RA II: 2 + years of relevant post-undergraduate research experience
- Proven ability to follow instructions and protocols precisely
- Experience in the preparation of laboratory reagents
- 1+ years of relevant post-undergraduate experience
- Strong background in cell biology
- Experience or knowledge of laboratory practices related to human stem cell culture or differentiation would be a plus
- Strong interpersonal and organization skills, careful attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status about public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.