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The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology is currently recruiting for a Research Laboratory Technician in a Drosophila neurobiology lab. The Research Technician will work closely with Clowney Lab PhD students and postdocs and will play an integral role in both lab management and in ongoing studies of chemosensation. Research will involve fly genetics, brain dissection, confocal imaging, immunohistochemistry, and Drosophila husbandry. The Research Technician can expect excellent training and mentorship towards a scientific or professional career.
The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology conducts basic research about the function of all branches of life — bacteria, plants, and animals. The research portfolio includes more than 40 sponsored awards, amounting to more than $8 million. Learn more on the faculty and lab pages.
We are also home to the more 300 students each year who graduate with majors in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; plant biology; biology, health and society; and microbiology.
25% effort: Lab administrative/organizational work - ordering, inventory, keeping track of expenditures, interacting with lab safety, collecting packages, setting up and maintaining equipment.
50% effort: Conduct experiments - research will involve fly genetics, brain dissection, confocal imaging, immunohistochemistry, and Drosophila husbandry.
25% effort: Training and supervision of two undergraduate students
Bachelor's degree with educational emphasis in science and 1-2 years of related experience; experience may be concurrent with undergraduate studies. Must be creative, meticulous, self-motivated, and able to work with and organize a team for large-scale experiments.
Experience with confocal imaging and with fine dissections, Drosophila husbandry, and genetics is desired.
THIS IS A ONE (1) YEAR TERM LIMITED APPOINTMENT with an approximate start date of July 1, 2022 and end date of June 30, 2023. Appointment may be renewed depending on performance and funding.
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