The Paul Lab seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution as a Research Assistant (Level I). Our research group is looking at the processes that diversify microbial genes, to better understand the functional significance of protein variation in cells and viruses from a variety of biomes. The primary aim of the position is to maintain the molecular lab facilities and to assist in developing genetic experiments with bacteria/archaea primarily derived from marine and freshwater ecosystems. Responsibilities will include establishing and monitoring cell cultures, maintaining lab equipment, ordering lab supplies, and conducting basic molecular experiments.
A Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology or a related discipline is required. This position requires an independent, organized, and self-motivated individual with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multitask. Prior experience in a research lab and applying basic molecular biology techniques is required.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience with nucleic acid purification, PCR, and maintaining (bacterial/archaeal) cell cultures. An understanding of basic molecular biology concepts is important.
Apply on the MBL website: cover letter, resume/CV, copies of most recent transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and contact details of 3 references.