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Scientist, Lab Services (Neuroscience)

Cambridge, MA · Science/Research
About Vizgen:
Vizgen is a rapidly growing company commercializing the next generation of spatially resolved genomic profiling tools that enable researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that underlie human health and disease. The company's groundbreaking MERSCOPE product utilizes MERFISH spatial transcriptomics technology to image RNA molecules with high accuracy and unrivaled detection efficiency at subcellular resolution. MERFISH provides transformative insight into a wide range of tissue-scale basic research and translational medicine in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. For more information, go to www.vizgen.com
 
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Lab Services and working closely with other members of the Lab Services and R&D teams, the Scientist will be responsible for leading and executing service projects on spatial genomic profiling, analyzing and interpreting the data, communication with clients. The successful candidates will have demonstrable background in related fields and the enthusiasm to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, start-up environment.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Guide and support clients with study design
  • Lead and execute Vizgen’s lab service projects   
  • Conceptualize and implement technical advances to optimize assays and reagents for service projects  
  • Analyze and interpret data, prepare comprehensive reports/presentations for the team
  • Present and communicate with clients for progress report 
  • Maintain and adhere to Good Lab Practice (GLP)
  • Contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio by documenting results and filing for IP protection 

Requirements and Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, single-cell genomics, or related biological sciences required, 4+ years of wet lab experience required. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and single-cell genomics, and fluorescent imaging (fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy, single-molecule imaging, molecular/cell biology assays, next generation sequencing, RNA-seq, single cell analysis, bioinformatics, etc.) 
  • Hands-on experience with in-situ molecular biology protocols (immunohistochemistry or FISH) is a plus, single-cell genomics background preferred 
  • Experience with brain imaging a plus
  • Experience studying neurological diseases a plus
  • A high level of commitment and a track record of quality work, with attention to detail. Capable of communicating the work clearly among the team 
  • Good teamwork and leadership skills to execute projects 

This position may be subject to pre-employment checks, including driving history check, drug screening and a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. All pre-employment checks will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of tackling challenging technical problems.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Vizgen affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.
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