Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/22/2021
Expire Date: 05/22/2021
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The Johnston Laboratory is an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of classically trained microbiologists, synthetic microbiologists, bioinformaticians and engineers. Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we seek to gain a deeper functional understanding of what bacteria are doing and how they are doing it. We then use that information to create novel therapeutics and engineer the next generation of microbe-based technologies for application in human medicine, synthetic microbiology and bioengineering.
The successful applicant will work with Dr. Christopher D. Johnston to develop and support expanding synthetic microbiology and epigenome-editing efforts (prokaryote/eukaryote) focused on the human microbiome.
Central responsibilities will include: (i) the management and advancement of multiple ongoing wet-lab research projects - primarily associated with the application of state-of-the-art long-read sequencing technologies (PacBio/Oxford-nanopore) in the context of clinical metagenomics and methylation studies. (ii) Design/engineering/purification and validation of novel CRISPR-Cas/dCas9-effector systems for prokaryotes/eukaryotes. (iii) Continued adoption of novel synthetic biology methodologies/technologies for creative problem-solving during strain engineering across a wide range of bacterial species.
The scientist is expected to drive project design and experimental execution in the wet lab, provide figures and analyses for grant proposals, and present research at scientific meetings. Additionally, the drafting of manuscripts with the PI, relating to multiple ongoing projects and analysis of large in-house genomic datasets, will be a paramount responsibility.
In addition, dependent upon desired career trajectory the scientist will have the option to write independent grant applications within the microbiome space.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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