Life Science Research Assistant

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The Department of Genetics seeks a Life Science Research Assistant I for work on the molecular basis of aging and age-related diseases, with an emphasis on aging of the nervous system. We use a combination of molecular, genomics, and mouse genetic approaches to investigate the importance of specific genes in longevity. This is an opportunity for a reliable and self-motivated person to participate in cutting edge aging research and to conduct an independent project.
Primary responsibilities:
• Design and conduct experiments to analyze molecular aspects of organismal longevity genes controlling lifespan, using molecular and cellular biology approaches.
• Manage and genotype mouse models of aging and age-dependent diseases and to organize the lab.
• Organize the lab and lab databases, order supplies and chemicals, facilitate safety training, help with animal protocols

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry is required.
• The position requires strong organizational skills and reliability to help run the lab.
• This job requires working with animals.
• The position also requires the creativity to design experiments and the ability to analyze data.
• Ability to interact with a number of people on a day-to-day basis. The person will directly work with the P.I. of the lab.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with PCR techniques helpful but not required
• 2-3 years lab experience in genetics and/or molecular/cellular biology preferred.

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