The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will do genetic and molecular genetic experiments on C. elegans mainly related to drug sensitivity and drug resistance. Other work may involve the classical and molecular analysis of touch sensitivity mutants.
Under the direction of the PI:
Grow, maintain, decontaminate, and freeze C. elegans strains. (10-15%)
Make necessary reagents for C. elegans genetics and molecular biology. (5%)
Help, when needed, the lab manager, in maintaining an effective and functioning lab environment (including assisting in the production of agar plates and lab solutions. (5-10%)
Characterize genetically and molecularly strains from the Million Mutation Project for genes that can be mutated to give resistance or sensitivity to benzimidazole carbamates. (70-80%)
Assist the PI and other members of the lab with their experiments as required. (5-10%)
Help teach new members of the lab, including undergraduates, how to work with C. elegans. (5%)
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested. (remaining)
Bachelor degree and at least one year working with C. elegans.
Experience isolating and characterizing C. elegans for drug sensitivity
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