Research Scientist

California, United States
03 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

The Research Scientist will perform single molecule experiment and data analysis. The candidate will also be responsible for training students on microscopy techniques. 

Job Duties

  • Carry out single cell genomics experiments 
  • Preparing cell cultures or working with a collaborator on obtaining tissues samples
  • Fixation of tissue samples 
  • Hybridization of the tissue samples
  • Performing the sequential imaging experiments utilizing the automated fluidics
  • Adjusting lasers to optimize the illumination and ensuring the week long experiments are stable over time
  • After the experiments are completed, perform data analysis 
  • Use Matlab and python to call out single molecules and align multiple images to generate barcodes
  • Segmentation of cells and determining expression profiles in individual cells 
  • Cluster of the single cell data and generate cell types
  • Map cell types back onto space and generate spatial images
  • Training students on the experimental and computational techniques, one on one training and demonstration

Basic Qualifications

  • BS with 5-8 years of relevant scientific research experience
  • Familiarity with cell culture and model organisms

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS Degree

Required Documents

  • Resume