job available

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Mar 4 16:33:32 EST 2004


Barnard College, Columbia University, seeks FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT
to conduct large-scale field and growth-chamber experiments with the model
plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. The research addresses the
quantitative genetic architecture and fitness consequences of variation in
flowering habit (i.e., phenotypic plasticity) induced by =93normal=94 and
milder winter temperature regimes and regulated by FRI and FLC genes.

STARTING DATE AND DURATION: Available immediately, this NSF-funded
position requires a minimum 2-year commitment. A 3-year commitment is
desirable and longer-term employment is possible, contingent on funding
renewal.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Implement and maintain growth chamber and field experiments
*Phenotype plants: quantify flowering behavior and plant fitness.
*Input, organize, manage, and archive large data sets.
*Use Columbia U. libraries and e-bibliographic databases.
*Assist with preparing figures and text for publication.
*Supervise some aspects of undergraduate projects and provide some training.
*Participate in other lab projects and perform basic duties (e.g., order
supplies, care for plants and maintain seed stocks, maintain equipment,
backup and maintain computers)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum B.A. or B.S., preferring major in biology or botany. Basic
computer use and experience with MS-Excel essential. Must be able to work
independently and be meticulous in data handling and plant care. Prior
research experience or courses in evolution, genetics, population
genetics, ecology, or biostatistics desirable. Exposure to Powerpoint,
EndNote, SigmaPlot, SAS or SPSS, ImagePro, or QTL Cartographer desirable.
Training will be provided. Some weekend work.

SALARY:
$33,000/yr, plus health benefits, partial tuition support, travel expenses
to field site.

LOCATION:
Barnard College, affiliated with Columbia University in the City of New
York. Field work will be conducted at nearby Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory campus in Palisades, NY.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

TO APPLY:
Provide: (1) a letter stating why you are interested in the position and
summarizing relevant experience, (2) a resume, and (3) names, telephone
numbers, e-mail, and addresses of three references, including at least one
academic and one employment reference.

Send materials to:
Human Resources
Attn: Plant Biology Research Assistant
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
fax:  212-854-2454
email:  hr at barnard.edu

DEADLINE: Applications accepted until position is filled. Must start no
later than Summer 2004.

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