Job no: 494301
Work type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Academic & Student Services
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.
Responsibilities:General lab maintenance, including solution and media preparationFly stock maintenance and husbandryPlanning 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 analysisAssist with the training and management of undergraduate researchers in the labHelp develop and maintain a database of fly stocks
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required; Master’s degree preferredExperience with Microsoft ExcelAt least (2) years of previous research experiencePreferred 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