Temporary - Lab Technician

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9088
Department Integrative Genomics
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 11/12/2018


The Ayroles Lab at Princeton University is looking to hire a lab technician. Our group takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the genetic basis for variation in complex traits addressing broad questions in evolutionary and medical genetics. The technician will contribute to ongoing research investigating how the microbiome influences evolutionary processes using Drosophila. Through experimental evolution, we test if and how the microbiome facilitates adaptation to stressful environments.

This is a casual hourly position of approximately 30 to 40 hours/week. The expected timeframe of this position is October 2018 through February 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Responsibilities may include:

- Applying molecular biology and microbiology techniques.

- Drosophila maintenance, crossing, and screening

- Participation in experimental design and execution of experiments.

- Participation in group meetings.
- Other lab duties as assigned.


Applicants for this position should have experience in at least one of the following areas:

1) Drosophila husbandry (stock maintenance, crosses)

2) Basic microbiology (bacterial culture, sterile technique)

3) Basic molecular techniques (DNA/RNA extractions, PCR)

Most importantly, the applicant should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Applications should include CV as well as a brief statement describing previous research experiences and their interest in this position.

Please be advised that you will only be contacted if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 10/13/2018
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