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Posted on: Apr 19, 2017

Research Specialist I Position - Requisition# 2017-7387
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Andolfatto laboratory at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a research specialist position. Our group uses computational and experimental approaches to learn about genome evolution and elucidate the genetic mechanisms underlying evolutionary adaptations. Historically the lab has focused on Drosophila as a model system, but more recent work explores evolutionary/ecological genetics questions using a broad range of non-model organisms (e.g. butterflies and moths, freshwater fish, Milkweed-feeding insects, fireflies, amphibians and reptiles). We are looking for a highly motivated individual to carry out large-scale genomics projects and to support various lab activities. In addition to research, this technician will assist in training undergraduate students and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the lab, including maintaining equipment and the inventory of laboratory materials and supplies. The research technician may be responsible for the development and execution of research projects (which can lead to authorship on scientific publications).

The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project. The candidate will take ownership of their project.

The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include the full Princeton benefits package. 

This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on available funding and satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drosophila maintenance, crossing, and screening.
  • Molecular biology including DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, qRT-PCR, next generation sequencing, plasmid vector construction, design of CRISPR-cas9 genome editing experiments.
  • Lab organization, maintenance, and purchasing.
  • Participation in group meetings.

Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field .
  • One to three years of experience in a research laboratory working with a (broadly-defined) "model" genetic system such as Drosophila, C. elegans, mouse, Arabidopsis.
  • Experience with executing molecular biology protocols.
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong attention to detail and meticulous lab notebook keeping.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for evolutionary biology and/or genetics.

Education required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7387)

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Posted on: Apr 06, 2017

Research Specialist I Position - Requisition# 2017-7350
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a research specialist to join the laboratory of Coleen Murphy. Her research is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging, using the model system C. elegans. Projects will involve exploring the genetics, genomics, molecular biology and biochemistry of C. elegans. The research specialist will also be expected to perform general lab support duties. 

Specific duties include:

  • Maintenance of frozen stocks and live strains of C. elegans for laboratory use and for distribution.
  • Maintenance of laboratory stock databases: C. elegans, E. coli, RNAi libraries, microarray oligo and PCR libraries, and plasmids.
  • Maintenance of lab microscopes.
  • Maintenance of lab freezers, N2 tanks, incubators, and refrigerators.
  • Isolation of C. elegans RNA & DNA for microarray experiments.
  • Set-up of microarray hybridization experiments, including post-processing of microarrays, scanning, and gridding of slides for data acquisition.
  • Acquisition of lab supplies, maintenance of lab inventories, and maintenance of service contracts.
  • Making basic solutions and stocks for general lab use.
  • Being familiar with current lab projects and current literature.
  • Conducting a research project with input and guidance from the PI, but largely independently on a daily basis.
  • Assisting other lab members on projects as needed.
  • Participation in group meetings.  

Essential qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills and some familiarity with databases.
  • Previous lab research experience necessary; experience working with C. elegans or Drosophila and doing molecular biology preferable but not necessary.
  • Must be able to maintain a meticulous daily laboratory notebook.
  • Must be able to work with well with others and provide support to other projects.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Should have a strong attention to detail.  

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with basic molecular biology and invertebrate model systems procedures is preferred. 
  • Previous independent research (senior thesis equivalent) is also preferred, particularly with an emphasis on the hormonal basis of longevity and reproduction.

Education required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7350)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Posted on: Mar 08, 2017

Research Specialist I Position - Requisition# 2017-7257
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a research specialist to join the laboratory of Amanda Amodeo whose research focuses on cellular decision making in the early embryo. We seek to understand the control of the midblastula transition and zygotic genome activation using single embryo microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics in the fruit fly, Drosophila.

Specific duties include:

  • Design and execution of experiments.
  • Fly genetics.
  • Application of microcopy techniques and imaging of live and fixed embryos.
  • Basic image analysis techniques.
  • Basic molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blotting and molecular cloning.
  • Participation in shared lab chores.

Essential requirements/skills:

  • BS in biology or related field, more experienced candidates also welcome.
  • Laboratory research experience and familiarity with microscopy, basic molecular biology and biochemical procedures, and data analysis.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a larger team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and manage a research project.

Non-essential (preferred) functions:

  • Experience in working with Drosophila.
  • Experience with Matlab.
  • The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project. She/he will take ownership of her/his project and work semi-autonomously under the guidance of the PI and other group members.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7257)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted on: Mar 08, 2017

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2017-7251
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position to join the laboratory of Thomas Gregor whose research focuses on the basic physical principles that govern the existence of multicellular life, focusing on embryonic development. We implement state-of-the-art microscopy and microfluidics devices, and make heavy use of tools from molecular biology and genetics. On the theoretical side, we design analytical and numerical models, largely drawn from statistical mechanics ideas, to test and guide our experiments. 

*Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package.*

This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.

Specific duties include:

  • Fly genetics.
  • Basic molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Crisper-Cas9 cloning.
  • Application of microscopy techniques and imaging of live and fixed embryos.
  • Participation in shared lab chores, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing.
  • Participation in group meetings.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or physics or related field.
  • Experience in working with Drosophila is a must, please do not apply otherwise.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to maintain a meticulous daily laboratory notebook.
  • Excellent organizational skills and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory research experience and familiarity with microscopy, basic molecular biology procedures and data analysis.
  • Basic mathematical background and programming skills.
  • Experience with Matlab.
  • The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project.  

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7251)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017

Research Specialist I/II Position - Requisition# 2017-7130
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

Position Summary

The Ayroles laboratory at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics seeks applicants for a Research Specialist I/II position. Our group takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the genetic basis for variation in complex traits addressing broad questions in evolutionary and medical genetics. We work with various Drosophila species as well as humans.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to carry out large-scale genomics projects and to support various lab activities. In addition to research, this technician will also assist in training undergraduate students and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the lab, including maintaining equipment and the inventory of laboratory materials and supplies. The research technician may be responsible for the development and execution of research projects (which can lead to authorship on scientific publications).

The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project. The candidate will take ownership of their project.

*The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will include the full benefits package.*

The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drosophila maintenance, crossing, and screening.
  • Molecular biology including DNA/RNA preparation, PCR, qRT-PCR, next generation sequencing.
  • Lab organization, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing.
  • Assist with training new lab members on proper lab protocols and procedures.
  • Participation in experimental design and execution of experiments.
  • Participation in group meetings.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or related field.
  • Strong experience in a research laboratory working with a (broadly-defined) "model" genetic system such as Drosophila, C. elegans, mouse, Arabidopsis.
  • Experience with executing molecular biology protocols (ideally with a focus on next generation sequencing techniques).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize protocols, and manage projects.
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong attention to detail and meticulous lab notebook keeping.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for evolutionary biology and/or genetics.

 The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

*Applications should be submitted online at the Princeton University's Careers Website (Requisition No. 2017-7130)*

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.