Research Assistant

Washington University in Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

Posted 7/14/2023

ÖZPOLAT LAB at the Biology Department, Washington University in St. Louis is looking for a Research Assistant

We are looking for a research assistant. Our lab studies regeneration in aquatic segmented worms, such as the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii, and freshwater annelid Pristina leidyi.

The successful candidate will perform his/her/their independent project under the PI’s supervision, assist the PI with experiments and with performing general lab and animal culture maintenance tasks.

Applicants should have a B.A./B.S. in biology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, or a related field. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to scientific publications as an author, and to be trained in some of the current best practices such as genome-editing using CRISPR/Cas9, microinjections, and confocal imaging. These will provide the applicant with solid research accomplishments; an excellent opportunity for those planning to apply for graduate school or medical school.  

Necessary skills: Molecular biology (e.g. PCR, genotyping, running DNA gels, preparing solutions). The PI will provide training for the advanced skills.

We are a lab that highly values diversity and inclusion! Candidates from minoritized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.              

Please get in touch with the PI, B. Duygu Özpolat ([email protected]), for informal inquiries. The official job is posted here


Last Updated 07/14/2023