A research laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences seeks an experienced research scientist/technician with expertise in biochemistry/molecular biology or a related field. The candidate must be able to work independently, but also work cooperatively, to support the goals of the lab and other lab members. The position will entail limited laboratory management duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs experimental research in support of laboratory goals. Provide technical and scientific support to other laboratory members.
Conducts experiments using common molecular/biochemical techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR cloning, western blotting, microscopy, gel electrophoresis, enzymatic assays, growth analyses, and related procedures.
Collects, analyzes, and presents scientific data at a professional level, using the appropriate computer applications.
Limited lab management duties may include oversight of lab organization, equipment, safety, and the maintenance of common supplies and reagents.
Performs other related job duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
Minimum requirement is a BS in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field, and 3 years of prior laboratory experience.
MS/Ph.D. level candidates may also be appropriate and are encouraged to apply.
Experience with standard laboratory safety measures.
Experience with yeast biology and lipid analyses a plus, but not required.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
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