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May 16, 2019 – We are currently looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in Gene
Editing and Tissue Engineering


The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Diagnostic Sciences invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Editing and Tissue Engineering. This post-doctoral fellowship is an opportunity to work on a project in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Garlick in collaboration with a cutting-edge startup company. Their goal is to use gene editing and tissue engineering to create immuno-privileged tissues. This postdoc will be responsible for leading development and working with technicians in the lab to create and culture CRISPR/Cas9 edited porcine and human cells for the creation of 3D human equivalent tissues. This is a one-year appointment, and may be extended to 2-years, contingent on the meeting of milestones and sponsor funding

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of CRISPR/Cas9 edited porcine and human cells

  • Work with lab and startup company to develop experimental roadmap

  • Culture human and porcine cells, and engineer 3D tissues

  • Perform and analyze sequencing to verify CRISPR edits 

  • Work with technicians to run histological analysis of tissues 

  • Research and advise on innovations in fields related to model development

  • Present data to lab and company 

  • Participate in general lab upkeep​

 

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PhD in molecular biology or similar field

  • Strong background in CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, including gene design and construction, editing efficiency characterization, clonal selection, verification of edits

  • Background in mammalian cell culture

  • Experience in running and analyzing DNA sequencing analyses

  • Experience in phenotypic analyses (IHC, Western Blot, ELISA, qRTPCR)

  • Ability to work independently, and to plan and execute complex long term research
    projects

  • Strong record of productivity, motivation, and adaptability

  • Ability to work collaboratively with excellent oral and written communication skills


Trainees must be citizens or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
 

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a list of three recommenders (name and contact information), and a brief statement describing their background and research training via https://apply.interfolio.com/63346
 

Questions can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Garlick at Jonathan.Garlick@tufts.edu.

 

Research Interns 

We are occasionally looking to bring on short term interns who are looking to gain experience working in a lab. Please email garlicklab@tufts.edu to learn more.