Research Specialist 1
Hyde Park Campus
20147 Mol Gen/Cell Bio
About the Unit
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology - MGCB - operates within the Division of Biological Sciences. Its faculty investigate molecular aspects of biological phenomena that operate on a cellular scale. The Department currently represents research on a wide range of biological problems and systems - its internationally recognized strengths include: invertebrate and vertebrate development, plant development and plant pathogen interactions, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, cellular structure and function, and yeast genetics. The department administers the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program in the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Training Program Cluster. The cluster combines five programs: Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Human Genetics (HG), Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB), and Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB). MGCB also plays key roles in the undergraduate biology curricula at the University.
The Research Specialist 1 will be involved in cell biological analysis of the mechanism of cytokinesis and cell polarization using a variety of model systems.
- The successful candidate will conduct an independent research project, support other projects in the lab, and contribute to lab organization.
- Competence in basic molecular biological approaches required.
- Cell culture experience required.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills required.
- Ability to critically read and understand the primary literature in the field.
- Attention to detail and organizational skills required.
- Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills required.
- Ability to collaborate productively
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in scientific field required.
- Advanced degree in scientific field preferred.
- One year laboratory work preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Laboratory environment, standard office environment/equipment
- Ability to stand for up to 2 hours
- Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
- Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours
- Cover letter
- List of three references
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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