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Research Assistant – Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Aging and Maternal Effects

Posted by , on 14 October 2021

Location: Woods Hole, MA, USA

Closing Date: 20 November 2021

The Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble in the position of Research Assistant I, II, or III.  The successful applicant will contribute to our NIH and NSF funded research projects on the biology of aging, maternal effects, life history, evolution, and ecology using an aquatic invertebrate model system. The Gribble lab is housed within the Josephine Bay Paul Center, a collaborative research group addressing questions of microbial diversity, molecular evolution, and comparative genomics. Information about our research may be found at: http://mbl.edu/jbpc/gribble

 

Detailed Description: The Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble in the position of Research Assistant I, II, or III.  The successful applicant will contribute to NIH and NSF funded research projects on the biology of aging, maternal effects, life history, evolution, and ecology using rotifers as a model system. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, culturing phytoplankton and zooplankton; DNA, RNA, and protein extractions; PCR; qPCR; RNAi; light and confocal microscopy; experiment design; data analysis; participation in writing research results for publication; training new lab members and interns; and laboratory maintenance and organization. Research Assistants will have opportunities to design and lead experiments, co-author publications, and train and supervise new interns. Individuals with more prior experience and who are hired at the RA II or RA III level may be considered for a Laboratory Manager position.

 

Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.A., B.S., or M.S. in Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.  This position requires an independent, organized, and self-motivated individual with robust problem-solving skills.  Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and a strong work ethic are essential. Position level and salary will depend upon education and experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Previous laboratory experience beyond the classroom is preferred.  Prior experience with plankton culture, molecular biology techniques, and/or biochemistry is beneficial.  An understanding of basic molecular biology concepts is important.

 

Please apply on the MBL website and provide the following required documents:

  1. Cover letter describing your interests, skills, prior research experience, and motivation for joining the lab;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. The names and contact information for three references (Please do not send letters at this time; we will contact references directly).



Closing Date: 20 November 2021

Duration: Permanent

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