Research Assistant I, II, or III

Marine Biological Laboratory

Woods Hole, MA

Posted 6/24/2022

The Gribble lab at the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to our NIH and NSF funded research on the biology of aging, maternal effects, life history plasticity, and evolution. Our lab uses rotifers as a model system for these studies. Job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, culturing phytoplankton and zooplankton; DNA, RNA, and protein extractions; PCR; qPCR; RNAi; light and confocal microscopy; experiment design; data analysis; participation in writing research results for publication; and laboratory maintenance and organization. Applicants are not expected to be expert in all methods; training will be provided. The Research Assistant will have opportunities to design and lead experiments, co-author publications, and train and supervise interns. Individuals with more prior experience and who are hired at the RA II or RA III level may be considered for a Laboratory Manager position.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants should have a B.A., B.S., or M.S. in Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.  This position requires an independent, organized, and self-motivated individual with robust problem-solving skills. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and a strong work ethic are essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous laboratory experience beyond the classroom is preferred.  Prior experience with plankton culture, molecular biology techniques, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics is beneficial.  An understanding of basic molecular biology concepts is important.

Contact Person: Kristin Gribble, [email protected]


Last Updated 06/24/2022