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Research Assistant/Lab Manager

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Institute of Molecular Biology
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
April 26, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please submit application by April 26, 2019; position will remain open until filled.

Department Summary
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a research institute that reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation. We have 18 labs and approximately 150 employees, including 45 graduate students who train in our labs. We have an administrative structure, which includes accounting, purchasing, personnel, PI support, building management, and three service centers. Our annual budget is about $9.5 million, primarily from federal research and training grants.

Position Summary
The successful candidate will serve as a laboratory manager who will maintain the day-to-day operations of the Libuda laboratory ( and will participate in a research project using genetics, molecular biology, genomics, and/or cell biology to investigate questions regarding DNA repair during meiosis. This full-time position requires a highly motivated person with excellent organizational, laboratory and communication skills.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: placing and receiving orders for laboratory supplies, maintaining laboratory databases, overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment (including microscopes, incubators and freezers), working on a research project, and interacting with a dynamic group of scientists (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, technicians, and the principal investigator).

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field, experience with molecular biology, and minimum one year of experience in a research laboratory in a non-classroom setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Two plus years of experience with an independent or team-driven research project (in a non-classroom setting) and experience in the following: microscopy, genetics, cloning, C.elegans, database management, and diverse laboratory equipment.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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