In this exciting role, you are a highly motivated and well-organized individual with excellent skills in problem solving, hypothesis development and testing, writing and scientific communication, and experience in standard molecular and genetic techniques centered on a model organism (mouse, zebrafish, fly, or yeast). Those with limited animal model skills, but solid foundations in biochemistry with cell culture experience are also encouraged to apply. Bioinformatics knowledge is particularly useful, but not a prerequisite. We are interested in not only the transcriptional regulation of cardiovascular differentiation and development, but in cell signaling pathways as well, and how these intersect to regulate disease.
You will be working in a high energy and cooperative atmosphere to ensure a fluid working environment, oversee and direct specific research projects and manage individuals where needed. Your efforts will be critical to achieve the group's goals of understanding the genetic and molecular events that give rise to a functional cardiovascular system.
Preferred skills, and at a minimum a strong understanding, of the following areas are required:
*Genetics (as well as cre/lox technology, CRISPR/Cas9, transgenes, etc)
*Proficiency in cellular and molecular techniques including recombinant DNA, cell culture and immunohistochemistry
*Basic histology (embedding, sectioning, staining slides, mounting slides)
*Rodent handling, husbandry and colony maintenance (including weaning, clipping and PCR genotyping)
*Zebrafish husbandry (transgenesis, IHC, etc.)
*Data collection, compilation, analysis and presentation
*Proficiency with productivity software including Microsoft Office and Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop), databases (Filemaker), and other management/organization software
*Sourcing, summarizing and contextualizing information and literature for studies, papers, and grants
*Prepare written material as needed for laboratory communications
We'll reward your passion, skills and hard work with the opportunity to present your data at national and/or international meetings, as well as local seminars within the Texas Medical Center. Meetings are great opportunities for professional networking and we'll afford you those options on an annual basis (or more, depending on your securement of additional funding-i.e. training grants). Trainees will be expected to create figures, craft talks and manuscripts, and submit training grant proposals for internal and external funding. We will dedicate time for formal coursework to enhance your knowledge base, and we'll commit to rigorous mentoring/training on scientific presentation and writing skills, and will rabidly encourage any career path (academic, industry, education) that appeals to you.
This position offers excellent benefits, a competitive salary, and an outstanding research environment in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The TMC is a world-class research environment, consisting of more than 40 non-profit institutions, with one of the highest densities of clinical, translational, and basic science research facilities in the world.
BCM, and the Wythe Lab are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.
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