The MBL seeks a motivated, creative, and innovative Research Assistant or Associate to join the laboratories of Kristin Gribble and David Mark Welch in the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. 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 system for studies of aging, neurobiology, genome evolution, and ecology. The successful candidate will develop genome editing techniques in rotifers, including CRISPR/Cas9.
Basic Qualifications: Research Assistant applicants should have a B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree in biology, cell/molecular biology, or 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. Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have working familiarity with RNAi and transgenic protocols. Proficiency in bioinformatics is a plus. Previous experience in established animal model or in non-model systems is preferred.
Special Instructions: Please apply on the MBL website and submit with your application: (1) Cover letter; (2) CV/resume; (3) Contact information for 3-4 references.