The Department of Anthropology seeks a Research Asst II to perform basic wet lab science. The laboratory’s focus is on understanding the genetic evidence for human adaptation/natural selection, with special emphasis on infectious disease and high-altitude adaptation.
The position is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) for 4-5 months.
Laboratory duties include but are not limited to: agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, RT-PCR, primer design, DNA extraction, RNA extraction, DNA quantification, DNA sample database management, restriction digestion, and DNA sequencing. Additional responsibilities include general lab management (e.g. supervising undergraduate students), lab organization, and ordering of supplies and reagents.
Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, or a related field, basic-research laboratory experience, good communication skills, attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to work independently and with others, good computing skills, particularly with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, as well as with online databases such as NCBI.
Previous experience working with human DNA, knowledge of the human genome.
This temporary position may meet eligibility requirements for health care benefits.
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