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[Drosophila] Part-Time Technician Position in Drosophila Genetics

Thomas Flatt via dros%40net.bio.net (by flatt.thomas from gmail.com)
Tue Jun 29 03:46:59 EST 2010


A part-time technician position in the biology of Drosophila aging is  
available in the group of Thomas Flatt at the University of Veterinary  
Medicine (Department of Biomedical Research, Institute of Population  
Genetics), Vienna, Austria (http://i122server.vu-wien.ac.at/pop/Flatt_website/flatt_home.html 
). The position is funded by a grant from the Austrian Science  
Foundation (FWF) and will be for at least two years, part-time (3 days  
per week).

We are seeking a well trained technician with good social and  
organizational skills. The successful applicant should have prior  
laboratory experience with basic molecular biology techniques and  
genetics, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently.  
A degree in biology or a related field would be a plus. Applicants  
with experience in Drosophila maintenance and genetics would be highly  
desirable and will be given preference. The working language in the  
laboratory is English, so the candidate should be proficient in spoken  
and written English. German skills, although helpful, are not  
essential. The initial appointment will be made for 6 months, with a  
possible extension to up to two years. The annual salary is 17,016  
Euro (before tax) for part-time work (3 week days). The position is  
available as of September or October 2010.

The responsabilities of the technician will include: assisting in the  
daily operation and maintenance of the lab; ordering supplies;  
preparing reagents and fly food media; and maintaining fly stock.  
Depending on the applicants' skill set, bench and lab work might  
include standard molecular biology procedures such DNA and RNA  
extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, fly genetics, and immunohistology.  
Prior experience in performing Western and Northern blots would be a  

To apply for this position, please send your application, including a  
cover letter, as a single pdf file to the following email address: thomas.flatt from vetmeduni.ac.at

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to the same e-mail  
address. For further information see (http://i122server.vu-wien.ac.at/pop/Flatt_website/flatt_home.html 

The deadline for submission is 15 August 2010.


Dr. Thomas Flatt
Institute of Population Genetics
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Veterinärplatz 1
A-1210 Wien

VOX +43-1-25077-4334
FAX +43-1-25077-4390
E-mail: thomas.flatt from vetmeduni.ac.at

Lab Website:

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