Research Associate

Summary of Position

Quiver Bioscience is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate (RA) to develop and execute cutting-edge optogenetic assays and high throughput screens of neuronal function. As a part of the Quiver Bioscience R&D team, the RA will work closely with other RAs and Scientists in a high-energy, scientifically rigorous

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with culture of human iPS cell lines and their conversion into different types of neurons.
  • Maintain rodent primary and human iPS cell-derived neuronal cultures for all-optical electrophysiology recordings.
  • Carry out high throughput optical electrophysiology/fluorescence microscopy recordings on Quiver’s custom-built, highly automated fluorescence microscopes.
  • Assist with large-scale data collection of neuronal function for machine learning.
  • Manage and process datasets through our data analysis pipeline.
  • Characterize cultured neurons using molecular biology assays (RNA/DNA prep and qPCR).
  • Maintain a meticulous and up-to-date record of experimental procedures and results.
  • Assist in maintenance of the cell culture facility and microscopes.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, engineering, chemistry, or a related field.
  • A minimum of one year of hands-on experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology methods (DNA/RNA preparations and PCR/qPCR)
  • A minimum of one year of hands-on experience in fluorescence microscopy.
  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional teams.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, Python, or other programming language is a plus.
  • Experience with human iPS cells and neuronal cultures is a plus.
  • Experience with 96/384-well cultures and automated liquid handling workflows.
  • Experience in electrophysiology.
  • Flexibility to work alternative hours for optimal instrument scheduling.

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