Staff Scientist in Molecular Genomics and Cell Biology

National Institute of Diabetes - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)4.5


Position Description:
Join us on the edge of discovery at both cell and molecular levels. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, NIDDK. The candidate will be conducting cutting-edge research on creating and differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells to understand genetic variation that affect the pathways underlying type 2 diabetes.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401 (k) equivalent). Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Qualifications:
Qualifications for this position include a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral research experience in genomic and cell biology studies of type 2 diabetes in humans. A strong publication record is required. Candidates should be proficient in modern cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry techniques. The following skills are required: (1) experience with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture, maintenance and characterization (2) experience with differentiation and characterization of iPSCs towards pancreatic beta/islet like cells (3) experience with large scale genomic analyses including whole genome sequencing and genotyping microarrays (3) experience in cell and molecular biology techniques including cloning, transfections, luciferase assays, western blots, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and immunocytochemistry (4) knowledge of the basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a current C.V., Bibliography, and three references to Dr. Leslie Baier at lbaier@phx.niddk.nih.gov. Applications must be received by July 21, 2018 and should be sent to:

Leslie J. Baier, Ph.D.
Chief, Diabetes Molecular Genetics Section
Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch
NIDDK, NIH
e-mail: lbaier@phx.niddk.nih.gov

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