Senior Scientific Assistant Position

Jim Carrington carrington at
Thu Jun 12 19:32:26 EST 1997

<x-rich>A search is underway to identify and hire a Senior Scientific Assistant
(Laboratory Coordinator) for our laboratory in the Institute of
Biological Chemistry, Washington State University.  The official notice
and advertisement is given below.

Scientific Assistant

</bigger>(Laboratory Coordinator)


<bold>Position Description:</bold>  This position will be filled by an
individual seeking a stable position within an established laboratory.
The primary responsibilities of the Senior Scientific Assistant will be
to design, execute, interpret and coordinate molecular and cell
biological research into virus-host interactions using a model plant
virus system.  The research will involve both participation in team
efforts and independent experimentation to complete the specific aims
of new and ongoing projects.  Specific research projects may include
identification and isolation of host genes that promote or restrict
virus infection, investigation of virus genome replication mechanisms,
or analysis of intercellular movement processes.  In addition, the
Senior Scientific Assistant will oversee procedural operations of the
laboratory, including ordering of supplies and equipment, coordinating
safety compliance, managing undergraduate student workers, and
maintaining various logs and records.

<bold>Minimum Qualifications: </bold>Ph.D. degree and demonstrated
expertise in molecular biology research,<bold> or</bold>  an M.S. or
B.S. degree with at least 4 years of full-time experience with
molecular biology research. The successful candidate should also
possess solid communication (oral and written), organizational and
computer skills.

<bold>Desired Qualifications:  </bold>Preferential consideration will
be given to candidates with advanced expertise in techniques associated
with any one of the following:  modern plant genetics and positional
cloning; confocal and/or electron microscopy;  or protein

<bold>Salary:</bold>  Commensurate with educational background and

<bold>Inquiries:  </bold>Initial inquiries by phone or E-mail are
welcome.  Please contact:

James C. Carrington

E-mail: carrington at

Phone: 509-335-2477

Fax: 509-335-2482

<bold>To Apply:</bold>  Please submit a letter stating career goals, a
curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and numbers (phone and E-mail)
of three references to:

Pat Sturko, Search Committee Chair

Fax:  509-335-7643

Institute of Biological Chemistry

Washington State University

Pullman, WA  99164-6340

<bold>Screening will begin on June 30, 1997.  Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.  </bold>

<italic>Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action educator and employer.  Women, ethnic minorities,
Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons
age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens.
All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as
required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with
Disabilities Act are available upon request.</italic>


James C. Carrington


Institute of Biological Chemistry

Washington State University

Pullman, WA 99164

Phone: 509-335-2477

Fax: 509-335-2482

e-mail: carrington at


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