Research Technician

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Full Time (40 hours/week)


University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, California

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Barbara J. Meyer, PhD
Research Abstract

Job Summary:

At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world's largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond. We have an opportunity for a Research Technician in the Meyer lab at the University of California Berkeley (http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/meyer/index.html) to conduct experiments in epigenetics, functional genomics, and developmental biology of higher eukaryotes.

Principal Responsibilities:

Major research responsibilities will include targeted genome-editing experiments, genome-wide molecular analysis of protein binding and gene expression, genetic analysis, and high-resolution microscopy to probe the evolution and biochemical mechanism of X-chromosome-wide gene regulation across nematode species. The individual must be independent and willing to work in a research team, be organized, enjoy problem solving, and have strong communication skills.  Regular research presentations in lab meetings will be expected.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences (preferably Biology or Chemistry).
  • Extensive experience in the genetics and molecular biology of eukaryotes.
  • Superb experimental skills, including at least two years of full-time laboratory experience.
  • Extensive experience in the genetics and molecular biology of eukaryotes.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.  Ability to work independently and effectively, while being engaged in multiple collaborative projects.
  • Experience with C. elegans is desirable. 
  • Skills in computational biology.

Additional Information:

Please include a cover letter and three references with your resume. Please include the job title in the subject line.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please email your resume to:

Christine Marhula
Administrative Assistant II
2033 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, California 94720-3140
Email: regionejobs@hhmi.org

Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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