Research Assistant/Associate - Rotifer Genome Editing, Marine Biological Laboratory, Chicago

Posted 8/29/2019

The MBL seeks a motivated and innovative Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the laboratories of Kristin Gribble and David Mark Welch.  Our research combines comparative genomics, biochemistry, and life history to study aging, maternal effects, and DNA damage prevention and repair using rotifers, a novel aquatic invertebrate model.  The successful candidate will develop genome editing techniques in rotifers, including CRISPR/Cas9.  We invite individuals with experience in genome editing to join this expanding program. 

Research Assistant applicants should have a B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree in biology, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field.  Research Associate applicants should hold a Ph.D. or have commensurate laboratory experience.  This position requires proficiency and previous experience in molecular biology, microscopy, microinjection, and CRISPR/Cas9 methodology. The ideal candidate will have working familiarity with RNAi and transgenic protocols. Previous experience in established animal model or in non-model systems is preferred.

Apply on the MBL website and provide:
(1) Cover letter describing your experience, research goals, specific interest in joining our group, and what you would contribute to the project
(2) CV/resume
(3) Contact information for 3-4 references (Please do not send letters at this time; we will contact references directly).

Last Updated 08/29/2019