Department: Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
September 16, 2020; position open filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a current resume, cover letter addressing your interest in the position, and names and contact information for three references.
The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The Institute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectual environment for world-class research in molecular evolution, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial, population, community, and ecosystems ecology. The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) is a research institute that reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
The Phillips Lab conducts a wide variety of research in the biology and genetics of aging and stress responses using several Caenorhabditis species as a model. It also investigates candidate compound interventions for aging and aging related diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias (ADRD). This Research Assistant position will be responsible for supporting a variety of these lab projects, but will primarily be focused on assisting the lab with microfluidic device fabrication, nematode animal husbandry, and executing experiments using Caenorhabditis nematodes in the study of neurodegeneration using C. elegans models. Work will be conducted largely independently with guidance from senior members of the microfluidics and molecular biology sub-groups.
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics or a related field
• High level of organization and attention to detail
• Ability to complete repetitive but delicate tasks with a high degree of precision
• Ability to prioritize work demands on diverse projects and coordinate research protocols with other staff and students
• Capable of providing written and oral updates on project progression to the lab group
• Previous experience with microfluidic device fabrication and C. elegans
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