Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Research Specialist - Taylor Lab

at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted: 12/16/2015
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 326

Job Description



The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is seeking a highly motivated Research Specialist to join Dr. J. Paul Taylor’s group at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The primary focus of this position will be the use of Drosophila melanogaster as a tool to investigate the molecular genetics of neurological diseases.


For more information about the work in Dr. Taylor's laboratory, please visit us at:


Click on the link below to apply for this position. Please submit a cover letter and three letters of reference along with your resume/CV. No phone calls please.


Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


To elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms underlying genetic forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related diseases using a wide range of approaches including molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, behavior, and state of the art imaging.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • PhD in/or Neuroscience, Genetics ,Molecular Biology, or related field
  • Strong background in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and/or neurobiology, biochemistry
  • Ability to think independently and work collaboratively



HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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