Research Assistant 1, Department of Physiology & Neurobiology

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Job Title: Research Assistant 1, Department of Physiology & Neurobiology
Job ID: 2018577
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

A full-time Research Assistant 1 position is available in the Department of Physiology & Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut under the direction of Dr. Jianjun Sun. The candidate will participate in research on reproductive physiology in Drosophila melanogaster.


Making fly food and maintaining D. melanogaster lab stocks/inventories; performing genetic crosses and ovulation assays in D. melanogaster; performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments such as PCR, cloning, qPCR, western blotting.


Bachelor's degree in biology or related discipline.


At least one year's experience working in a research laboratory; the ability to perform tasks in a clean and organized fashion, to meet deadlines, and to communicate results; good time management and problem solving-skills; experience working with Drosophila and fine-motor skills for Drosophila dissection; molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning and DNA sequencing; strongly encourage newly graduated student to apply.


Initial appointment is for six months. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience, starting at $30,000. Reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.


Please apply online at UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions. For full consideration, please upload a cover letter, addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications, curriculum vitae and the names and email contacts of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted as a single pdf file. Position inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Jianjun Sun ([email protected]).

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018577)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 13, 2018.

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Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 6/14/2018
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