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[Parasitology] Job: Research Technician in fish parasitology and immunogenetic evolution, UT Austin / HHMI

Dan Bolnick via parasite%40net.bio.net (by danbolnick from MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU)
Thu Apr 29 13:58:38 EST 2010

Position Title: Research Technician 1

Employer: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Where: Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin,   
Austin, TX

Classification: Full-time

Starting Salary: $30,000 to $35,000 annually depending on  
qualifications, plus benefits.

Start date: Earliest possible start date is May 15 2010, later start  
dates are possible.

Duration: Renewable annually depending on performance, with an  
expected duration of three years.

Job summary:

The Bolnick lab in the Section of Integrative Biology at the  
University of Texas at Austin, is seeking a highly motivated research  
technician to assist with a study of geographic mosaic coevolution  
between fish and their macroparasites. Research will focus on  
documenting geographic variation in parasite communities of the  
threespine stickleback and corresponding variation in stickleback  
immunogenetics. For more information on the Bolnick lab, visit:


The research associate will be an employee of the Howard Hughes  
Medical Institute.

Responsibilities will include:

Quantifying parasite incidence and identity in wild-caught fish  
specimens, measurements of fish morphology and diet, DNA extraction,  
PCR, and next-gen sequencing. Training will be provided as needed. The  
technician will have the opportunity to assist with periodic field  
work on Vancouver Island, Canada, to obtain specimens. The technician  
may also assist with daily management of the laboratory, including  
purchasing, equipment maintenance, database management, and animal care.

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent field. A strong work  
ethic, an ability to work independently and meticulously, and good  
organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with one or more of the following: fish parasitology,  
morphometrics, immunology, DNA sequencing, and/or population genetic  
analyses of DNA sequence data. Ideal candidates would have a Masters  
degree in an appropriate subfield of biology, including but not  
limited to evolution, ecology, immunology, parasitology, ichthyology,  
molecular genetics, or bioinformatics. Experience with field research  
is also a plus.

To apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position  
will remain open until filled. The application should include:

1) a letter of application with a description of past research  
experience and education (degree, institution, GPA, courses taken)

2) a curriculum vitae

3) the names of three references

The application may be sent via email as a pdf file (preferred) or  
word file to:

danbolnick from mail.utexas.edu

Or, applications may be sent via mail to:

Dr. Daniel Bolnick

Section of Integrative Biology

One University Station C0930

University of Texas at Austin

Austin TX 78712, USA

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick

Early Career Scientist
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Associate Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
One University Station C0930
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

fax 512-471-3878
danbolnick from mail.utexas.edu

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