[Drosophila] Job posting announcement for Research technician

Ian Dworkin via dros%40net.bio.net (by idworkin from msu.edu)
Mon Jul 30 12:22:04 EST 2007

Research Technician: Drosophila Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

I am looking for an active and well-organized person with relevant
research experience to work as a laboratory manager and research
assistant in the laboratory of Ian Dworkin in the Department
of Zoology at Michigan State University. My research involves using
genetic and genomic approaches to study natural and mutational
variation for wing shape and related phenotypes. The successful
applicant will be helping establish a new laboratory and research

The precise details are:

Minimum Requirements:  A bachelor's degree in genetics, biology, or
related field; minimum of  six months of related work experience in
basicmolecular biology protocols such as: PCR and RNA analysis;
experience with basic insect husbandry, in particular with Drosophila
melanogaster; experience with micro-dissections of tissues; experience
in the use of spreadsheet software.

Desired Qualifications:  Skilled with either Windows, OSX, or Linux
operating systems; familiarity with Microsoft Excel; knowledge of high
throughput molecular biology, in particular DNA sequencing,
microarrays and quantitative PCR; experience with Drosophila genetics,
in particular generating recombinant lines and crosses.

Job Summary:  Performs general molecular biology and genetic techniques
as applied to fly evolutionary genetics; prepares lab solutions;
maintains Drosophila cultures and crosses; orders and sets up equipment
and supplies; monitors and control hazardous and other materials used
inthe laboratory; maintains lab records of supplies and orders;
maintains database for oligos and strains.

Please apply by email with a letter expressing interest, your CV and
names of three references to Ian Dworkin (idworkin at msu.edu)
Applications should be received by August 10th, 2007. Start date is
expected to be no later than September 1st, 2007.

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