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Research Associate

The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Phoenix, AZ
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Associate
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The Huentelman Lab at TGen is searching for a top-notch, collegial Postdoctoral Fellow who is interested in conducting translational neuroscience research rooted in genomics.

Why join the Huentelman Lab?

Our team studies the genetic basis of neurological disease. We have projects that focus on children and adults with rare diseases, heritable and non-heritable influencers of childhood developmental trajectories, normal brain aging using a large internet-based cohort, Alzheimer's disease, and related dementias, and brain-related complications resulting from long COVID. We make use of various types of genomics-based approaches including arrays, sequencing, single cell analyses, and spatial-based molecular profiling. We publish frequently, we submit lots of grant applications, we go to scientific conferences together, we try to make a daily difference in our patient's lives... in short, there is ample opportunity to learn and train in our lab environment. We are milestone-driven. Every team member has an equal voice in experimental design and interpretation of results. We try our best to function as a family and even though our work is challenging we manage to have a fun time doing it.

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Dr. Huentelman's publications:,%20M&sort=pubdate

Why join TGen?

TGen is a non-profit research institute located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are focused on translational science - and have been since our formation in 2002. Our immediate goal is to make a difference in the lives of patients suffering from disease. We are moderately sized (~300 employees), nimble, and house the latest technologies in genomics. Do you dream of your work benefiting patients sooner rather than later? We have a 20-year track record in doing exactly that. Our Neurogenomics Division houses ~40 scientists across five different federally-funded laboratories. It is the perfect sized place for you to start and grow your career and receive expert mentorship from a diverse, successful group of investigators.

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Why come to Phoenix, Arizona?

Phoenix is an incredible place to live! Like the outdoors? We average 300 sunny days each year - 100 more sunny days than the typical U.S. city. With an average of only 30 days with rain your recreational plans rarely get ruined. We have multiple mountain ranges within a 30-minute drive of the city center, California or Mexico beaches are a quick five-hour drive away, and, in the winter, snow sports are just a two-hour drive north to Flagstaff. Our airport is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country with direct flights to all major U.S. cities, Europe, and the Americas. Enjoy long weekends in Vegas? Drive there in five hours or fly there in 45 minutes. Raising a family or looking for that starter home? We are in the top 40 cities for cost of living (<$2K per month) and the median home price is under $250K (most homes average 1,600 square feet or more). Our average commute time (25 minutes) is under the U.S. national average. Spend less time in your car and more time doing the things you love! We also have great nightlife, performing arts, food, college and professional sports, and live music. Arizona is truly one of the nation's best-kept secrets. Lastly, the neuroscience community in Phoenix is large and constantly growing - research and clinical partners abound!

Successful applicants will:

Have significant wet laboratory experience, preferably in genomics - but, we can train you!

Have a demonstrable track record in publishing and presenting abstracts and posters

Be collaborative, creative, and possess a strong team spirit

Be fun-loving and an all-around awesome person

Be open-minded and inclusive in your approach to life and work - our team believes in inclusivity and welcomes BIPOC and LGBTQ applicants

. Requirements:
Ph.D. in a related field of research

Please include a CV, a personal statement, and at least three references that can be contacted.

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