Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Technologist position will consist of 75% or more of effort/time dedicated to a research project on the physiological control of stem cells using Drosophila oogenesis as a model system. 25% or less of effort/time dedicated to laboratory maintenance to support the general research activities in the laboratory.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The research project (75%) will require basic science knowledge and problem-solving skills, in addition to reading of the relevant literature.
The candidate will be trained by Dr. Drummond-Barbosa and more senior lab members to perform experiments required by the project. These experiments will involve fly husbandry and genetics, immunofluorescence microscopy, and other cell and molecular biology techniques.
The candidate will meet regularly with Dr. Drummond-Barbosa to plan experiments and discuss results, and he/she will also be expected to present his/her data at group meetings.
The laboratory support (25%) activities include preparing solutions and media following standard formulas and procedures, preparing fly food, ordering of supplies, and maintaining Drosophila strains.
Laboratory maintenance also includes maintaining lab organization, arranging for repair and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and complying with biohazard safety standards.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, chemistry or related field.
Prior lab research experience at the undergraduate level and/or beyond.
Prior experience working with Drosophila, microscopy and/or basic molecular biology desirable. Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001066-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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