We are seeking a Research Technologist who will investigate the cellular and genetic processes that govern behavior. The primary duties and responsibilities of the employee will include: using C. elegans as a model organism, contributing to general lab maintenance, feeding and maintaining spiders, 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 general nature or purpose of the job
The research technologist will set up and perform experiments studying the contribution of neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and endorcines in specific neurons to behavior in C. elegans.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Independent research: 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.
Feeding and maintaining spider population.
Managing supplies, ordering consumables and maintaining records, and upholding safety regulations.
Machines and/or Equipment used on the job
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 Biology, Chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
Previous experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, spider biology, and worm genetics is strongly preferred.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/37.5 hrs Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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