Research Assistant

Butler University

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 494301
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Position Overview

Butler University is currently accepting applications for a Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Lindsay Lewellyn in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Lewellyn lab uses a combination of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and immunohistochemistry to study oogenesis in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.


  • General lab maintenance, including solution and media preparation
  • Fly stock maintenance and husbandry
  • Planning and executing experiments using genetics, molecular biology (PCR, restriction digest, gel electrophoresis, RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, CRISPR-based editing), basic biochemistry techniques (immunoprecipitation, Western blotting), immunofluorescence, fluorescence microscopy, and quantitative image analysis
  • Assist with the training and management of undergraduate researchers in the lab
  • Help develop and maintain a database of fly stocks
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • At least (2) years of previous research experience
  • Preferred experience working with fruit flies, molecular biology, biochemistry or quantitative image analysis
  • This is a grant-funded position that can start as early as May 2022.

    Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

    Advertised: April 08, 2022
    Applications close: Open until filled

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