Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
1) Laboratory work: Lab work will include generating desired Drosophila mutant/transgenic flies through genetic crosses, generating FRT mutant clones, FLP-out clones, MARCM clones, dissecting Drosophila eye and wing discs, carrying out functional assays such as cell death assays and immunofluorescence for specific relevant developmental markers, and maintaining well-recorded fly stocks. Lab work will also involve molecular biology work such as cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein prep, PCR, western blots, DNA extraction, as well as other relevant molecular techniques.Â In addition, lab work may also involve carrying out cell-based experiments involving RNAi knockdown and overexpression.
2) General Lab Maintenance: The applicant will assist other members of the lab as requested with matters of lab maintenance and organization including ordering supplies and reagents, sending out antibodies or plasmids to requesting labs, organizing shipment of flies, overseeing general lab and safety issues.
1) Strong motivation to carry out leading edge biomedical research and to publish in peer-reviewed journals
2) Independent intellectual curiosity and ambition while working as part of a team
3) Strong organizational, communication and computer skills
4) Ability to solve technical problems independently
6) Ability to carry out several tasks concurrently
7) Ability and desire to read relevant scientific literature
8) Ability to handle reasonably complex scientific concepts
9) Some knowledge of basic statistics
10) Ability to learn new concepts quickly
11) The job requires use of standard biochemical laboratory equipment including pipettes, centrifuges, electrophoresis equipment, PCR cyclers, plate readers, computers and autoclave
12) Manual dexterity and composure is essential for pipetting accurately, carrying out injections, recovering delicate tissues and other procedures
13) Long periods of time spent on feet or on stool at bench
14) Some cold room work
15) Long periods microscopes use in the fly room and may involve sterile garb in mouse room
1) Previous bench experience in Molecular Biology and/or Drosophila genetics, cellular and developmental biology
2) Knowledge of Biochemical approaches, cell culture, lentivirus, and computational biology
3) Strong organizational and communication skills
4) Computing skills are valuable and the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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