Researcher 3 The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development is seeking a Researcher 3 for a drosophila neurobiology lab. Research will involve molecular and biochemical work, fly genetics and dissections, fly husbandry, tissue preparation and optical imaging. The researcher will work to optimize procedures and carryout experiments and analysis independently. Additional activities include maintaining inventory and equipment, ordering supplies and making solutions. The researcher will also assist in the training of new lab members, including undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
50% Perform cell and biochemical experiments, including Immunocytological and biochemical studies of gene products in drosophlia neurons. Keep detailed notes and protocols, be able to analyze results.
25% Fly molecular genetics: conducting mutational analyses using sophisticated molecular and classical genetic approaches.
25% Laboratory Coordinator: Stocking inventory and equipment, overseeing the work of students in the lab, training on new processes and procedures.
All required qualifications must be fully documented in application materials.
Required Qualifications: BS/BA and 2 years of related experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal five (6) years. Basic knowledge in genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology or a combination of the previous related educational studies and work experience. The ability to conduct experiments with integrity, rigor and documentation. Practical knowledge in molecular biology methods, DNA sequence analysis, and immunocytological and general biochemical technics.
Preferred Qualifications: Years of experience to include 2 years of experience as a full-time lab technician. The preferred candidate will have good writing skills to prepare paperwork and the ability to accurately record experiments in lab notebooks. The preferred candidate will have some knowledge of the use of the drosophila model system, especially in addressing the cellular mechanisms of neuronal transport and synaptic signaling.
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