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[Drosophila] Job: Research Assistant, Drosophila Genetics

Alexander Shingleton via dros%40net.bio.net (by shingle9 from msu.edu)
Fri Jun 22 09:12:05 EST 2007

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
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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