The Research Technologist will investigate the molecular mechanisms that govern chromosome behavior during meiosis. The primary duties and responsibilities of the employee will include: carrying out an independent research project on the signaling cascades of meiotic processes using C. elegans as a model organism, contributing to general lab maintenance, preparing stock solutions, buffers and media, generating recombinant DNA constructs, maintaining lab databases of reagents (strains, plasmids, antibodies etc.), managing supplies, ordering consumables, maintaining records, and upholding safety regulations.
The research technologist will set up and perform experiments studying meiotic chromosome dynamics in C. elegans.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
The technologist will conduct his/her own independent research project and also collaborate with other members of the lab in their research projects.
Lab management duties
Supervising undergraduates and contributing to the making of lab stock reagents including worm plates, LB plates, buffers and media.
Maintaining and organizing lab strains, bacterial clones, and other common lab reagent collections.
Managing supplies, ordering consumables and maintaining records, and upholding safety regulations.
Machines and/or equipment used:
Materials, machines and/or equipment used on the job include E. coli liquid culture, tissue culture, autoclaves, thermocyclers, balances, pH meters, centrifuges, electrophoresis system, dissecting microscopes, and compound microscopes.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Excellent organizational skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. The technician should be competent in Excel, Powerpoint (or Keynote), Word, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, chemistry or related field is required. Some related previous experience with molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry required. Previous experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy and worm genetics is strongly preferred.
Special skills and knowledge:
A strong understanding of genetics is a plus.
Excellent organizational skills, record keeping, computer skills (Microsoft and Adobe suites of programs, plasmid construction programs, and database management) are very important.
Excellent organizational skills are required.
Ability to exercise professional judgment and good written and oral communication skills is desired.
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