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Biological Scientist III
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Biological Scientist III
|Job Description:|| |
The ideal candidate will have broad experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques using early branching marine invertebrates including cnidarians and ctenophores. The ideal candidate will be familiar with methods such as DNA and RNA extraction, in situ hybridization, gene manipulation/editing techniques (RNAi, morpholinos, CRISPR/Cas9), microinjection of embryos, transgenesis, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy, and cloning. Experience with cellular proliferation and viability assays is preferred. Experience with maintaining and feeding of marine organisms is required.
The Biological Scientist will oversee all molecular and functional genomic research activity of the PI Dr. Mark Q. Martindale. It is expected that the incumbent will be responsible for the day to day operation of experiments that include the design and execution of experiments, leading research activities related to these topics, performing data analysis, and writing manuscripts and grants. Additional work includes:
• Prepare requests for proposals or statements of work
Perform research as part of a team, as well as train and mentor other lab members on established or new protocols that are established. This position will also lead and assist with the care and maintenance of the lab’s breeding colonies of Mnemiopsis leidyi and Nematostella vectensis.
The proposed incumbent will also have the following responsibilities:
• Create standard protocols for all laboratory operations/equipment to PI’s standards; Insure Standard Operating Procedures and protocols are maintained and applied,
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commensurate with experience
|Minimum Requirements:|| |
Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and seven years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and five years of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience.
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Candidates should have at least 5 years of post-Ph.D. degree training, evidence of publication in the leading journals within the field and working experience by the time of employment. Postdoctoral experience in the mentioned fields is highly desired. The candidate should be familiar with university purchasing and data management systems.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:|| |
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
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