Duties: The Bonasio laboratory seeks a full time lab technician to provide support with molecular biology experiments, laboratory maintenance, and insect husbandry. One major task will be to perform microinjections of ant embryos to create ant mutant lines to study the effect of genes on social behavior. Other tasks include maintaining our ant colony and help with traditional molecular biology techniques including plasmid cloning, as well as purification and analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Previous experiences with microinjections is greatly preferred. Previous work with insects is a plus but not mandatory, however the position requires daily handling of ants (mostly Harpegnathos saltator).
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Reference Number: 40-25651
Salary Grade: 023
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: CD-Cell and Development Biology
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: 6-Technical Scientific/Statistical