The Fairbrother Laboratory is seeking a creative, independent, ambitious Research Assistant with experience in computational biology techniques. Any discoveries of results generated by the Research Assistant that is used in a publication will result in an authorship credit for the assistant. This candidate will write programs to analyze sequence data and run routine analysis on the output of various genomic and proteomic experiments (e.g. RNA-seq, Mass Spec etc). In addition, the Research Assistant will be responsible for preparing large scale oligonucleuceotide orders and other custom supplies for genomic experiments. Candidate is expected to perform some system administrative tasks for the lab.
The Fairbrother Laboratory uses a combination of computational biology and high throughput genomics techniques to identify functional elements in the genome. We seek to understand recognition events important in gene expression (i.e transcription and RNA splicing). Some specific projects include 1) understanding how particular arrangements of sequence elements are read by the splicing machinery, 2) identifying mutations/polymorphisms that disrupt splicing in the human population.
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 01/31/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.
Education and Experience
Bachelor degree in engineering, comp bio, CS, physics, biology, biochemistry, genetics or related field and 0-1 years of programming experience (Grade 7).
Bachelor degree in engineering, comp bio, CS, physics, biology, biochemistry, genetics or related field and 1-2 years of programming experience (Grade 8).
Undergraduate research experience with previous experience working in a laboratory setting.
Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Relevant coursework and basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Candidate should be competent in basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, electrophoresis and western blotting, and in growing and maintaining mammalian cell cultures.
Specific experience in RNA/DNA analysis, next-generation sequencing, biochemistry.
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to be observant and self-motivated
Ability to think critically and problem-solve
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Internal Number: REQ170079
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