Essential Functions: The mission of the Perinatology Research Branch is to conduct clinical and basic research in perinatal medicine and related disciplines with the goal of developing novel diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes, infant mortality, and handicaps.As a researcher at the Perinatal Immunobiology Unit of the Perinatology Research Branch, you will be part of a high profile, multidisciplinary team with a long-standing record of impactful research publications. You will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge translational research on the immunological pathways that lead to obstetrical disorders, with the goals of improving the understanding of the cellular immune mechanisms of disease and of developing methods for the early diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of pregnancy complications, with an emphasis on preterm birth.Job responsibilities include:Perform cellular and molecular biology experiments including primary cell isolation and culture, flow cytometry, purification and quantification of DNA and RNA for downstream applications, ELISA, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, PCRAnalyze and visualize generated experimental dataPresent and discuss results with multidisciplinary audiences including fellow researchers, lead investigators, and cliniciansParticipate in the drafting and preparation of manuscripts for publicationAdditional duties as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required for Research AssistantPh.D. required for Research AssociateThe ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and flexible researcher with a background in cellular and/or molecular biology techniques and familiarity with the basic principles of scientific research. Candidates should possess a B.Sc. degree or higher in a relevant field of study with prior laboratory experience.
Internal Number: 76_207590
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