Worm Breeder's Gazette 15(5): 6b (February 1, 1999)
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
A Technician/Research Assistant position is available in my lab at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York City (see Departmental homepage: http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/gsas/biochem/). My lab studies the development of the nervous system using the nemtode C.elegans as a model system We are applying genetic and molecular biological techniques to investigate how neural circuits are generated within the nervous system (check the lab's Research Interests: http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/gsas/biochem/faculty/hobert.html).
Applicants should at least have a bachelor degree and have some experience in routine molecular biological techniques (PCR, gel electophoresis, DNA subcloning etc.). Previous experience in C.elegans is beneficial but not necessary. The successful applicant will be in charge of general lab operations, such as maintaining lab stocks and ordering supplies as well as performing routine techniques such as DNA microinjection and DNA subcloning. Apart from routine operations, the successful applicant will be actively participating in ongoing research projects in the lab. The successful applicant will work in a very stimulating environment and is expected to be highly motivated. An ability to work independently, to have good organizational skills, and to work well with people are essential prerequisites. Experienced Research Assistants as well as recent graduates who are interested in gaining research experience, are encouraged to apply.
Interested persons should send their resume and the names of three references to:
Oliver Hobert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032