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Brown University Hiring Molecular Research Scientists

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.  The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

The Kaun Lab and collaborators at Brown University are hiring two molecular research scientists :

Position 1 : Research Assistant / Staff Scientist
Project focused on understanding the functional role of gene regulatory networks during development and plasticity. Experience and in-depth knowledge of molecular biology is required. Experience performing single cell transcriptomics experiments would be helpful. This is intended to be a long-term position for someone interested in working with a collaborative network of labs interested in understanding how gene regulatory networks change during development and with memory formation across species.

Major duties will include :
1) Performing molecular biology experiments including single cell multiomic experiments
2) Performing and troubleshooting molecular biology experiments
3) Performing spatial transcriptomic experiments
4) Performing biochemistry experiments
5) Collaborative bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic and multiomic data
6) Coordinating collaborative efforts between multiple labs

Position 2 : Research Assistant
Project focused on understanding the molecular basis of addiction. Experience working with Drosophila is required. This position is ideal for someone that interested in working in a lab for 1 -2 years to gain research experience.

Major duties include :
1) Performing Drosophila husbandry and genetics
2) Performing fly brain dissection, immunohistochemistry and microscopy
3) Performing basic molecular biology experiments
4) Performing basic biochemistry experiments

For both positions, pay will be competitive for the greater New England area and will correspond to qualifications and experience. We are looking for candidates that enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative, inclusive and interdisciplinary environment.

Candidate Profile
• Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related science (grade 7 & grade 8)
• Required: Prior related experience or extensive coursework related to basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry (grade 7)
• Required: 1-2 years experience working in an organized biology research laboratory in the areas of neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry (grade 8)
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Last Date : 10th September, 2023

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