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[Drosophila] Research Assistant: Drosophila Genetics

Alexander Shingleton shingle9 at msu.edu
Thu Feb 9 11:37:43 EST 2006

Research Assistant Job

I am looking for an active and well-organized person with relevant  
research experience to work as a laboratory manager and research  
assistant in the laboratory of Alexander Shingleton in the Department  
of Zoology at Michigan State University. My research involves the  
nutritional regulation of size, and the mechanism and evolution of  
allometry in Drosophila. The successful applicant will be helping  
establish a new laboratory and research program, so will have  
considerable influence over the future direction of their work.

The precise details are:

REQUIRED: Bacholer's degree in genetics, developmental biology,  
molecular biology or related field; one to three years of related and  
progressively more responsible or expansive work in area of genetics  
or developmental/molecular biology; experience planning research  
methodology and developing, adapting, and updating research procedure.

DESIRED: Good understanding of Drosophila genetics; experience in a  
Drosophila development laboratory; experience with basic microscopy  
(dissecting, compound and confocal) and staining techniques (anti- 
body, in situ hybridization); experience with microscope imaging- 
software and statistical packages; good basic molecular biology  
skills (e.g. PCR, Western/Southern/Northern blotting).

BASIC FUNCTION: Assists in coordinating laboratory research  
activities; helps plan, design and execute experiments on Drosophila  
development; uses various molecular and microscopy techniques to  
obtain research data; analyzes results using imaging and statistical  
packages; researches current literature to determine most economical,  
efficient and productive research methods.

CONDITIONS: Pay >$35,042 p.a..This is a 12-month position, renewable  
for several years subject to funding.

Please apply by email with a letter expressing interest, your CV and  
names of three references to Alex Shingleton (shingle9 at msu.edu).  
Applications should be received by February 31, 2006. Start date is  
expected to be April 1, 2006.

See www.msu.edu/~shingle9 for more details.

Alexander W. Shingleton
Assistant Professor
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Program
Genetics Program

Department of Zoology
Natural Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Tel: 517-353-2253

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