University of Colorado – School of Medicine
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work
The research in the Schwartz/Yang Lab focuses on understanding how environmental stimuli affect health through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art techniques, including next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, and transgenic animal models are used to accomplish these goals. We are looking for an individual interested in developing skills in functional genomics. This individual will work on projects that use animal and cell models to delineate the function of human genetic variants associated with pulmonary fibrosis. This individual will work under joint mentorship of Drs. David Schwartz and Ivana Yang.
Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research
This individual will primarily use CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-dCas9 tools to introduce genetic variants and manipulate expression of relevant genes in primary cell models of lung fibrosis. Work on other related projects on functional role of pulmonary fibrosis genetic variants will also be included.
Competencies & Skills:
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work in a supervised/mentored research environment
- Demonstrated expertise in presentation of results – both didactic and publications
- Must be able to work independently and have advanced problem solving skills
Special conditions of employment:
- Must be willing and able to work after hours when required by project deadlines
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .
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