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Job Summary:

This position will hold key responsibilities for managing and serving as a scientific resource for all aspects of the stem cell-based program in the principal investigator's laboratory including training and supervising technicians, students and postdoctoral fellows in this area.  These activities require utmost proficiency in human induced pluripotent stem cell technology and cell culture as well as proven competency in experimental design, planning, and troubleshooting.  The ability to manage multiple experiments and projects independently and accurately is a must.  Duties include production of induced pluripotent stem cells from a variety of patient samples, generation and study of derived 2D and 3D cultures, and development of new protocols as needed.  Other skills required include basic molecular biological techniques, and advanced skills in cell imaging.      



Job Duties:

1. Generation and characterization of iPS colonies from human samples.  Conduct QC using most current techniques.

2. Optimize cell culture conditions for derivation of 2D and 3D in vitro cultures.  Maintain SOPs for protocols and logs of all cell lines.


3. Assists in the preparation of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation, publication or application; research current scientific literature for novel or improved research protocols; work closely with the PI, other research staff members and technicians concerning scientific, research and administrative matters. 

4. Training of other laboratory personnel and co-ordination with intramural and extramural collaborators.
 

Education:

Masters degree. 


Experience:

Two (2) years of related experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate degree. Experience with neuronal cell culture techniques.  Experience in high throughput epigenomic methodologies and optimization.  Experience with CRISPR mediated genomic editing.  

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate degree. Experience with neuronal cell culture techniques. Experience in high throughout epigenomic methodologies and optimization. Experience with CRISPR mediated genomic editing.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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