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UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine

university, fl, usa
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024


General Information

Position available in the laboratory of Dr. Lasseigne at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for researcher interested in genomic strategies.

The Lasseigne Lab (www.lasseigne.org) develops and applies genomic strategies to map molecular processes contributing to the etiology, progression, and treatment of diseases originating in the brain and/or the kidney. We investigate the impact of cell- and tissue-specific gene and transcript regulation and expression, cell-cell communication, and sex-associated molecular changes on disease manifestation. Through computational machine learning and data-driven approaches, we identify optimal precision preclinical models and nominate and prioritize drug targets and repositioning candidates for treating patient cellular phenotypes.

General Responsibilities

Under minimal supervision:

The Lasseigne Lab is seeking a Researcher II, III, or IV (depending on the experience level of the candidate) to:

  • Perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals.
  • Collect, summarize, and analyze data.
  • Monitor results, detect and report unusual outcomes and suggest modifications.
  • Develop and improve techniques for the lab.
  • Perform lab manager responsibilities including ordering, inventory, monitoring safety, etc.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Assists in leading daily operations and training interns and other employees as needed.
  2. Receives, processes, aliquots, labels, and stores reagents and biological specimens.
  3. Contributes to planning/designing of studies.
  4. Performs and/or schedules maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  5. Performs established lab procedures in support of lab goals, including data management, inventory, ordering lab supplies, etc.
  6. May assist in planning long or short-term goals/fiscal management.
  7. Handles payments including invoices, PO requests, and other related tasks.
  8. Interfaces with core facilities on campus.
  9. Assists with preparing lab publications and grant proposals.
  10. Works in a team environment, coordinating with other lab members.
  11. Safely disposes of biological waste in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.
  12. Keeps accurate notes and records according to established lab procedures.
  13. Perform quality control and troubleshoot protocols.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


Commensurate upon experience.



Researcher II:

  • BS/BA OR AD + 2 years experience

Researcher III:

  • MS OR BS/BA + 2 years experience OR AD + 4 years experience

Researcher IV:

  • Doctorate OR MS + 2 years experience OR BS/BA + 4 years experience OR AD + 6 years experience


The ideal candidate will have:

  • rior experience working in a molecular biology lab including pipetting, PCR and/or qPCR, sequencing library preparation, nucleic acid extractions, performing ELISAs, etc.
  • xperience working on a team and ideally with managing a lab (i.e., ordering, submitting MTAs, etc.), or at least be willing to learn.
  • Experience analyzing data they have generated with GraphPad/Prism, R, and/or Python.

Key Skills

  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Maintain organized and detailed lab notes

Additional key skills include attention to detail, critical thinking, being able to follow directions, being organized, working well with a team in a fast-paced research environment, willingness to follow established procedures with respect to lab and data management practices, and the ability to be able to share results effectively with others through written or oral reports.

Lab Information

Dr. Brittany Lasseigne

Assistant Professor

Department of Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

By applying to this "evergreen" posting, you are expressing interest in future positions at UAB. This job ad is a proactive way to share your resume with us. All applications will be reviewed on a timely basis.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Scientific Research


: 392800000 Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift