The Smith Lab at NYU's Department of Biology is looking for one or more highly motivated and independent individuals to work as a Junior Laboratory Associate.
This position is explicitly for a trainee preparing for a research path. It will provide development of technical skills; supervision by senior scientists incorporating individual development plan in support of training goals and those of faculty mentors. Publication of research findings during appointment period is possible. The laboratory associate will The laboratory associate will conduct research, both independently and in collaboration with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students as required. In addition, the laboratory associate will be responsible for some communal aspects of lab maintenance, including preparation of standard yeast media. The laboratory associate will present the results of their work regularly at lab meetings, and is expected to keep up to date with the relevant scientific literature to help place their work in a broader context
Projects in the Smith lab are focused on DNA replication: specifically, we are interested in lagging-strand synthesis, the incorporation and removal of ribonucleotides from genomic DNA, and conflicts between replication and transcription; the Junior Laboratory Associate will be expected to work on projects in these areas, consistent with the goals of the lab and our funding sources. A mixture of independent work and support roles on projects driven by other lab members is anticipated.
Salary Range: $40,000-45,000
The ideal candidate will hold at least a bachelor's degree, and have some prior research experience in a biology lab. Some previous experience with either yeast or bioinformatics is a plus, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research tasks independently, and work well with others.
Please upload your application materials via Interfolio. Include the following items: CV; cover letter detailing research experience, future career goals, and how these fit with the work of the Smith lab; contact details for 2-3 references.
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