A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The candidate must have previous research experience in molecular biology, or biochemistry, or preferably both. Experience with protein expression and purification, confocal microscopy, standard molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, recombinant DNA subcloning, etc.) is preferred. The successful applicant will conduct and troubleshoot experiments, record and analyze the resulting data, and organize research results for publication. This person will also actively participate in lab meetings and must be willing to learn and develop to gain new knowledge and skills, establish new experimental protocols, and contribute to the completion of project goals.
Research duties (50%): Execution of various molecular biology and biochemical techniques including but not limited to; PCR, DNA subcloning, microscopy, and plant growth and propagation.
Data collection, analysis, and writing (25%): Data collection, analysis, and writing: Maintain a laboratory notebook documenting research results, generate and analyze experimental results and reports, assist assembling experimental figures and in writing of scientific manuscripts.
Training (10%): Train and assist undergraduate and graduate students in standard lab procedures as needed. Assist other lab members with their experiments as needed.
High school diploma or Associate’s degree and 1 year of experience. The applicant should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong organizational and time management skills. Must have previous research experience in molecular biology, or biochemistry, or preferably both. Must be willing to learn and develop to gain new knowledge and skills, establish new experimental protocols, and contribute to the completion of project goals.
Bachelors degree in a life science discipline and 1-2 years of relevant research experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry lab is preferred. Experience with protein expression and purification, confocal microscopy, standard molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, recombinant DNA subcloning, etc.) is also preferred.
This is a one-year term limited position with possibility to extend it for longer.
Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are nonexempt and are eligible for overtime for any hours worked beyond 40 hours per week.
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