Open position for a Senior staff researcher at the CRISPR gene therapy group, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM)

Senior staff researcher: CRISPR gene therapy group
About the position
A permanent senior scientist position is available at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), an EMBL partnership institute in Oslo, in the soon to start CRISPR gene therapy group led by Emma Haapaniemi, MD-PhD.

The aim of our laboratory is to build a gene editing platform that can be used to correct patient-specific mutations in ex vivo cell therapies for genetic immune and other rare childhood diseases. We will use high-throughput biology techniques to optimize, develop and understand the CRISPR-Cas system that forms the base of the platform, and develop and implement methods to evaluate its safety in a clinical setting. We will use the modified gene editing technologies for the benefit of the patients in the adjacent children’s hospital.
We look for an experienced scientist who has postdoctoral research experience in multiple research environments. You are detail-oriented and rigorous experimentalist who enjoys working at the bench and performing well-thought, high-quality cell biology experiments. You have a solid basic science training in biochemistry or related field, and can perform standard bioinformatics and computational biology analyses in linux environment.

Work tasks
  • Design and optimize custom Next Generation Sequencing libraries
  • Design and conduct customized CRISPR screening experiments
  • Supervise graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in designing and conducting molecular biology experiments.
  • Perform standard wetlab molecular biology experiments
Qualification requirements
  • PhD with postdoctoral research experience
  • Documented research experience in one or more of the following fields: High-throughput biology and/or Next Generation Sequencing method development, DNA repair and genome stability, Immunology or stem cell biology
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
These qualifications count in the assessment
  • Python, Perl, R and other relevant programming language skills
  • Advanced statistics skills
  • Certification to independently supervise and conduct experiments on mouse models
We offer
  • salary NOK 524 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher position code 1109
  • An exciting, translational project where your strong basic science background can directly benefit our sickest patients
  • Opportunity to shape a new laboratory
  • The possibility to develop your leadership skills when our team grows
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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