RTI International’s Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies has an immediate opening for a Senior Newborn Screening and Genetics Laboratory Researcher.
The Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies conducts translational research designed to inform newborn screening policy and practice, understand the nature and impact of disabilities on children and families, and develop solutions to ethical challenges in genomics, public health, clinical care, and clinical research. The Center leads a voluntary statewide research screening program, Early Check, to test the benefits of pre-symptomatic identification and treatment for conditions not currently part of standard newborn screening. The RTI Newborn Screening and Genetics Laboratory is being established to support Early Check and to expand research and development capabilities for the identification of rare disease biomarkers. The Senior Newborn Screening and Genetics Laboratory Researcher will report to the Center Director and help lead the Center’s laboratory work related to developing and validating bioanalytical methods and translating research assays into clinical screening practice.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, chemistry or other related fields; expertise directly related to screening for rare disease biomarkers; demonstrated expertise in a range of laboratory methods; leadership or management experience in a clinical or research laboratory; involvement in newborn screening initiatives; experience partnering with industry and public health entities; and a track record of grant funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The location for the position is on RTI’s main campus in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Please include a cover letter as the first page of a resume attachment when applying for the position.