The University of Alabama seeks a creative and responsible researcher to work in a Drosophila evolutionary genomics lab. The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in a 5-year NIH funded project to map the genetic basis of dietary variation in endophenotypes (e.g. gene expression, metabolites) relating to diabetes and obesity in Drosophila melanogaster. Responsibilities will include: ordering supplies, chemical and sample inventory, Drosophila husbandry and breeding, standard nucleic acid methods (such as RNA extraction and PCR), phenotypic assay development, mentoring undergraduate researchers, and genomic data analysis. The associate will also aid the PI and student researchers in all aspects of the project as deemed appropriate by the PI. The position may require occasional time on nights or weekends depending on the demands of the experimental protocols. Additional information about the research lab can be found at: http://bama.ua.edu/~lreed1/.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree or higher in a disciple related to the position. One (1) year of relevant experience. Basic computing skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Willingness to learn. Some experience working with molecular genetic techniques is required. Must be willing to make at least a two-year commitment to the position. MSc preferred. Two (2) or more years of biological research experience preferred. Some experience with insect husbandry and statistical data analysis preferred.
Be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information when applying online at: jobs.ua.edu<http://jobs.ua.edu>. Direct inquires to Dr. Laura Reed, lreed1 from as.ua.edu<mailto:lreed1 from as.ua.edu>
Visit UA's employment website at jobs.ua.edu<http://jobs.ua.edu> for more information and to apply. Requisition number 006154. Closing date 9/6/2011. EOE/AA The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity educational institution/employer.
Laura K. Reed
Dept. of Biological Sciences
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Office: 2330 SEC, Lab: 2322 SEC
Mailing address: Box 870344, Tuscaloosa AL 35487
lreed1 from bama.ua.edu<mailto:lreed1 from bama.ua.edu>