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Job Summary We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist with projects in mammalian synthetic biology in the Elowitz lab. The ideal applicant should be skilled in general molecular biology and cell culture techniques. The candidate must be organized, hard-working, and have excellent communication skills.
Job Duties - Molecular biology, including PCR, DNA cloning, and plasmid preparation. - Cell culture, including general cell culture maintenance, and cell line construction and verification. - Fluorescence microscopy, including live cell and fixed cell imaging. - Flow cytometry. - Other duties as needed.
Basic Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in biology or related field required by date of hire. - Biology research lab experience. - Ability to record, interpret, and report results with clarity. - Ability to multitask. - Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR and restriction enzyme cloning. - Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work with little supervision. - Excellent communication skills. - Motivation to learn and desire to read primary scientific literature.
Preferred Qualifications - Hands-on experience with mammalian tissue culture. - Fluorescence microscopy experience. - Computer programming experience (Matlab preferred). - Data analysis experience and quantitative skills.
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