Job description

Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37015
Hiring Department

Division of Animal Sciences

Job Description

We are seeking an individual to work with a team of researchers in the Division of Animal Sciences. Incumbent will report to the Principal Investigator and a postdoctoral fellow to apply experience and expertise in projects focused on deleting or editing genes in the early embryo as a means for studying pregnancy specific disorders, developmental disorders and for developing animal models of human disease. Successful candidates will receive advance training in somatic and embryonic CRISPR/Cas genome editing, stem cell biology, somatic cell nuclear transfer, and in generating genome edited animals.

30% Coordinating experiments and assisting postdoc with embryo preparation, embryo transfers/sample collection, histology, immunohistochemistry and other research needs.

30% Cell culture. Routine cell culture of edited fibroblast cells, stem cells, and screening of edited lines.

10% Molecular biology: assembly of DNA constructs, targeting constructs.

10% Preparing SOPs, maintaining stocks or inventories of research materials.

10% Husbandry of mice, swine and other research animals.

10% Assisting PI in protocol preparation and research management and oversight of research.


Salary Range: $15.29 - 26.11

GGS Grade: 7


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Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Others as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. in Reproductive Biology, Genetics, Animal Science, or related disciplines. Experience/proficiency in basic molecular biology and cell culture skills is required. Although not required, experience or a strong interest in embryo culture, embryo injections and embryo transfers is preferred. The candidates are expected to be highly motivated, have critical thinking abilities, work as part of a team, and more importantly willing to be trained in advanced reproductive technologies.

Experience/proficiency in basic embryo biology. Knowledge in cell culture, basic molecular biology is desirable.

Application Materials

Completed application, cover letter, resume.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time