The Drosophila Genomics Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington (https://dgrc.bio.indiana.edu/Home) is seeking a Research Associate to join its team.
The DGRC is a dynamic and heavily used repository for Drosophila genomic (DNA vectors and clones) and cell lines that serves researchers worldwide. IUB provides an outstanding intellectual environment for DGRC activities, with more than a dozen research groups using Drosophila for studies in molecular and cell biology, development, neurobiology, physiology, evolution and ecology.
The successful applicant will spend the majority of their time maintaining cell culture stocks, shipping both growing cultures and frozen stocks, supervising of the cell culture room, maintaining inventory, distributing archived DNA molecules, replicating and shipping bulk DNA collections, and preparing plasmids for shipping. Must record each activity related to research in a laboratory notebook which should also include photographs, sketches, charts, graphs and other supporting materials. Responsibilities also include some general lab maintenance, including but not limited to purchasing supplies, coordinating disposal of waste, overseeing equipment maintenance and repair, organizing and maintaining plasmid collections, and training and supervising work of undergraduates.
The initial appointment is for one year. Initial one year appointment also contingent upon satisfactory performance.
BA or BS in biology, chemistry, or a related field, and previous lab experience required.
The successful applicant must be well organized, detail-oriented, possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research team.
Applicants should have some prior research experience in cellular or molecular biology, but the exact topic is not important; training specific to work in the lab will be provided.
Department Contact for Questions:
For additional questions about the position, please email Dr. Andrew Zelhof (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For all other questions, please email Jeremy Bennett (email@example.com).
OAA #: 22104-12
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 10772
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