The Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for full-time Research Assistant and Research Associate positions with the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution (http://www.mbl.edu/jbpc/).
To develop CRISPR in rotifers:
We seek a motivated, creative and innovative Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the laboratories of Kristin Gribble and David Mark Welch. Our research combines comparative genomics, biochemistry, and life history to study aging, maternal effects, and DNA damage prevention and repair using rotifers, a novel aquatic invertebrate model system for studies of aging, neurobiology, genome evolution, and ecology. The successful candidate will develop genome editing techniques in rotifers, including CRISPR/Cas9, as part of a broad initiative at the MBL to advance new aquatic and marine models for biological discovery. We invite individuals with experience in genome editing in other animals to join this expanding program.
To study the biochemistry of DNA repair in bdelloids:
We seek a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of David Mark Welch. Our research combines comparative genomics, biochemistry, and life history to study the evolution of bdelloid rotifers, extraordinarily resilient animals adapted to highly stressful environmental conditions. The successful candidate will contribute to an ongoing project to clone, express, purify, and assay a variety of rotifer proteins involved in DNA damage prevention and repair. There is considerable opportunity for motivated, self-directed individuals to participate in technique development, manuscript development and publication. Position level and salary will depend on education and experience.
To sequence microbial communities:
We seek applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position with the Keck Sequencing Facility of the Josephine Bay Paul Center. The successful applicant will contribute to projects that will explore diversity of microbes in various communities and the influence of changing environments on microbial population structures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, laboratory management, preparation and massively high-throughput next-generation sequencing of marker gene and metagenomic libraries from environmental genomic DNA, and computational analysis of such datasets.