|Job Summary: || |
The evolutionary genomics lab of John Pool is recruiting a full time or part time research specialist. The Pool Lab uses genomic data and Drosophila fly experiments to gain insights into fundamental evolutionary processes. Research areas include the genetic architecture of adaptive trait evolution, the early stages of reproductive isolation, and the relationship between genetic diversity and evolvability. The lab currently includes the professor, one postdoctoral researcher, four PhD students, and four undergraduates. The research specialist will be involved in generating genomic/transcriptomic sequence data, performing fly experiments, and maintaining lab operations. Molecular work will include DNA isolation, genomic library preparation for Illumina sequencing, RNA isolation, and RNA-seq library preparation. Drosophila experiments will include assaying the viability and reproduction of flies under varying environmental conditions. The research specialist will also help the Pool Lab maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment, order supplies, maintain laboratory records, and coordinate the maintenance of fly stocks.
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|Responsibilities: ||Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision. |
- 70% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
- 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
- 5% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
- 5% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
- 5% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
- 5% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
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|Education: || |
Bachelor's Degree in a biological field or related field
|Qualifications: || |
One or more years of experience in a student or post-graduate laboratory position is required.
The candidate should be able to:
* Keep track of a large number of tasks, and prioritize them to manage time effectively.
* Maintain and enhance systems of organization in laboratory and online environments.
* Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
* Work collaboratively and maintain positive professional relationships.
Desirable expertise (but not required):
* Experience with the preparation of DNA or RNA libraries for Illumina sequencing.
* Experience working with Drosophila flies.
* Experience maintaining laboratory operations.
* Computational biology skills including Unix command line usage and computer programming experience.
|Work Type: || |
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration: || |
|Salary: || |
Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|How to Apply: || |
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, a statement of interest briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document containing names and contact information for three references.
|Contact: || |
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