Assistant Researcher - 23014BR
The position consists of an initial 1-yr appointment beginning in January 2023. The applicant should be extremely organized, work well with others, have a willingness to learn, and be able to participate at many levels in the laboratory.
This includes acquiring supplies, monitoring supply needs and making media. It also involves both routine maintenance of plants growing in the greenhouse and/or growth chamber.
30% Molecular biology
Molecular biology experiments will involve cloning of genes of interest, DNA and RNA extraction, and PCR.
20% Next-generation sequencing library preparation
Generate Illumina sequencing library for both DNA and RNA sequencing project. Also generate nanopore sequencing library and conduct sequencing, with possibility of developing novel nanopore-based sequencing methods.
20% Work on an independent research project
If interested, the assistant researcher can initiate their own research project related to the theme of plant evolutionary genomics if agreed upon with the PI.
- This position will solely work on-site.
- B.S./B.Sc. in Biology or closely related field.
- Experience with molecular biological techniques as evidenced by application materials.
- Experience with next-generation sequencing library preparation.
- Experience with plant maintenance.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications begins on Sept 1, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.