Drosophila Research Specialist, Biology

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Oct 2018
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24 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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Research Specialist for Drosophila research laboratory. Work includes laboratory management to order and store reagents, oversee reagent use, and oversee laboratory equipment. Research includes maintenance of Drosophila stocks, Drosophila genetics, Drosophila histological analysis, molecular biological analysis including PCR, cloning, preparation of constructs. Work also includes maintaining extensive records of reagents and reagent use within the laboratory by computer documentation. Work includes help with various other tasks associated with research and generation of reagents for ongoing research in the laboratory.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field and 0 year to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with all aspects of Drosophila research including stock maintenance, genetics, molecular genetics, genomics. High level of organization and efficiency, ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to work independently, train others, and assemble research into reports for presentation.

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