Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: Become a member of the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC) team. The CGC is the international stock center for the nematode C. elegans, a premier organism for applied and biomedical research. The position involves three main components, 1) processing and shipping strain orders in response to requests from scientists throughout the world, 2) lab organization and maintenance, and 3) performing genetic and molecular biology experiments to help generate transgenic strains that will enhance the collection.
Essential Functions: 25% Core CGC Duties – Order Processing Process incoming orders. Efficiently print and collate orders, retrieve strains, prepare thaw lists and plates.
25% Core CGC Duties – Prepare strains for shipment Process strain requests. Efficiently prepare nematode strains for shipment to scientists throughout the world paying attention to detail to avoid errors. Prepare and package strains for shipment. Enter data into computer and perform miscellaneous office tasks as needed.
20% Research - Perform molecular biology and genetic experiments, including fluorescence microscopy, associated with generation of transgenic strains to enhance the CGC collection.
15% Core CGC Duties- Lab Maintenance General lab maintenance, media and reagent preparation
10% Core CGC Duties – Maintain and organize working nematode stocks
5% Record Keeping - Keep detailed records of all experiments and additions to CGC collection.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits for this position: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
Required Qualifications: All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
A Bachelor's degree (with specialization in the biological sciences, or education in the specific or related field of science, preferred) and work experience related to the job totaling four years in combination.
Must have good eye-hand coordination demonstrated by the ability to manipulate nematodes with appropriate tools while using a stereo microscope.
Working knowledge of/experience with sterile techniques.
Basic knowledge in the area of genetics.
Experience with basic molecular biology techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will be conscientious, detail-oriented, and have excellent time management and organizational skills. The successful candidate will be willing and able to work efficiently as part of a team. Experience with stereo and epifluorescence microscopes. Experience with genetic model organisms, preferably C. elegans, including handling and the ability to recognize phenotypes.
Internal Number: 329220
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