Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist with projects in mammalian synthetic biology. 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. This is a two year term position.
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. - 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. - Computer programming experience (Matlab or Python preferred). - Fluorescence microscopy experience. - Data analysis experience.
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