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Job Summary Join a team of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to develop tools to perturb each C. elegans neuron using a bipartite expression system. The team will design constructs, construct transgenic strains, analyze phenotypes using behavioral assays, and publicize these results.
Job Duties - Basic molecular biology (PCR, gel electrophoresis) microinjection to generate transgenic animals. - Basic C. elegans genetics (husbandry, crosses, freezing strains); careful record keeping; assist in general lab duties such as media preparation. - Molecular genetics. - Assist in analysis of C. elegans behavior.
Basic Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry genetics or related field. - Must work well in a team. - Excellent laboratory skills.
Preferred Qualifications - One year lab experience. - Good basic computer skills.
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