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 joining a
recently established laboratory and research program, so will have
considerable influence over the future direction of their work.
REQUIRED: Bacholer's degree in genetics, developmental biology,
molecular biology or related field.
DESIRED: 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; 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, Microarray analysis).
BASIC FUNCTION: Assist in coordinating laboratory research
activities; help plan, design and execute experiments on Drosophila
development; use various molecular and microscopy techniques to
obtain research data; analyze results using imaging and statistical
packages; researche current literature to determine most economical,
efficient and productive research methods.
CONDITIONS: Salary based on experience. This is a 12-month position,
renewable indefinitely subject to funding.
Please apply by email with a letter expressing interest, your CV and
names of three references to Alex Shingleton (shingle9 from msu.edu).
Earliest start date is expected to be August 1, 2007.
Alexander W. Shingleton
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Program
Department of Zoology
Natural Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824