Please bring the following ad to the attention of any
well-qualified people who might be interested!
Description of position: Working with an investigator in a laboratory in
the Developmental Biology program, you will carry out experiments
addressing cytoskeletal-membrane interactions crucial for completing cell
division. You will use your knowledge of the following techniques to study
the role of a lipid kinase in Drosophila germ cell cytokinesis:
- Molecular biology (PCR, cloning, Northern and Southern blots)
- Protein biochemistry (Western blots, immunoprecipitation, affinity
chromatography, kinase assays)
- Drosophila molecular genetics (crosses, production of transgenic flies)
- Tissue culture (transfection of Drosophila cells)
- Cytology (phase microscopy, immunofluorescence)
- Yeast molecular biology (two-hybrid analysis)
Your duties will include: maintaining the lab in smooth running order,
turning fly stocks, ordering fly food and other supplies, and providing
initial training for new members of the laboratory.
The ability to maintain an independent research project would be a definite
Qualifications: You are a highly motivated person interested in learning
new techniques. You are well organized and possess excellent interpersonal
skills. You are able to work independently as well as in a team.
Ideally, your training will include a completed B.Sc. or M.Sc. (preferred)
in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline,
combined with a minimum of one year experience in a similar setting.
Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline: July 12, 2002
Contact: Julie Brill, Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Email: julie.brill at sickkids.ca; Phone: 416-813-8863
Julie A. Brill, Ph. D.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rm. 9145 Elm Wing
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8 CANADA
Phone: (416) 813-8863
Lab: (416) 813-6209
Email: jabrill at sickkids.on.ca