[Celegans] Research Assistant Position in my laboratory

Kohn, Rebecca rkohn at ursinus.edu
Mon May 8 12:30:21 EST 2006

Hi everyone,

My laboratory was recently funded with an NSF RUI grant for the next three
years. The funding includes a salary for a research assistant. Do you know
of a student who is graduating and would like to work as a research
assistant in a laboratory for between one and three years? The position
could be ideal for someone who is planning to go to grad school or med
school, but would like to do something else in between.

The advertisement is included below. Please forward the information people
who may be interested.


Laboratory Research Assistant Position

Are you graduating this spring and planning to work for one to three years
before attending graduate school or medical school? A Research Assistant
position is available in the Kohn lab at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA
beginning in July or August. Ursinus College is a small liberal arts college
in suburban Pennsylvania, approximately 45 minutes from Philadelphia
(department webpage,

Research in the laboratory examines regulation of neurotransmitter release
in the nematode C. elegans. Cell biological, molecular biological, and
genetic approaches are used to study the nervous system. The successful
applicant will have an independent research project and will oversee general
lab operations such as ordering supplies, maintaining stocks, and answering
general questions from undergraduate researchers.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree by the time the position begins
in July or August of 2006. Some research experience is required, but
previous work with C. elegans is not necessary. High levels of motivation,
independence, and organization, and an ability to work well with others are
expected. This position is ideal for an undergraduate student graduating in
2006 who would like to work for one to three years before attending graduate
school or medical school. Previous technicians from the laboratory are now
pursuing Ph.D.s at Georgetown University, The Johns Hopkins University
Medical School, and the University of Pennsylvania.

To apply for the position, contact:

Rebecca E. Kohn
Associate Professor
Biology Department
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA 19426
telephone: 610-409-3000 ext. 2856
e-mail: rkohn at ursinus.edu

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