Assistant Researcher - 23014BR

Assistant Researcher

Department: 
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
On-Site
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Choi lab (https://jyoungchoi.wordpress.com/) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Kansas, seeks an assistant researcher with interests and experience in molecular biology and genomics in plants. The successful candidate will work with a research group that addresses the broad themes of adaptive evolution and speciation genomics in plant systems.

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.

Job Description

30% Plant and lab maintenance
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.

Position Requirements

  • This position will solely work on-site.

Required Qualifications

  1. B.S./B.Sc. in Biology or closely related field.
  2. Experience with molecular biological techniques as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with next-generation sequencing library preparation.
  2. Experience with plant maintenance.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes a cover letter describing your previous lab experience and interest in the position, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 professional references.

Review of applications begins on Sept 1, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Please email Jae Young Choi (jyc387@nyu.edu) with any questions or concerns about this position.

Advertised Salary Range

Starts at $42,000; commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

40 hours a week

Application Review Begins

01-Sep-2022

Anticipated Start Date

01-Jan-2023

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
23014BR
Department:
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
On-Site
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
01-Sep-2022