Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(2): 7b

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Technician/Research Assistant position available

Frank Slack

Dept of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

A technician/research assistant position is currently available in my laboratory in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, at Yale University. Our research focuses on an analysis of developmental timing, using the nematode C. elegans as an experimental organism (see http://www.mcdb.yale.edu/FacultyResearch/Slack.html). The research involves a variety of different procedures including: PCR amplification, DNA sequencing, isolation and blot analysis of RNA and DNA, preparation of cosmid DNA, plasmid subcloning, microscopy, animal anatomy, genetic analysis, generation of transgenic animals, cytological analysis, immunostaining. Apart from routine operations, the successful applicant will be actively participating in ongoing research projects in the lab. The specific research project will depend on skills and experience of the candidate hired. Duties also include responsibility for overseeing frozen strain collection, and general laboratory organization. Requires B.S./B.A. degree in applicable science field, with a strong academic record. One year prior experience in either molecular biology or C. elegans genetics preferred. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills, ability to work independently and troubleshoot are essential prerequisites. Experienced Research Assistants as well as recent graduates who are interested in gaining research experience, are encouraged to apply. The lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual. The successful applicant will work in a very stimulating academic and cultural environment.

Interested persons should send their resume and the names of three references to:

Frank Slack, Dept of MCDB, Yale University, PO Box 208103, New Haven, CT, 06520-8103. email frank.slack@yale.edu