The Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble in the position of Research Assistant I, II, or III. The successful applicant will contribute to NIH and NSF funded research projects on the biology of aging, maternal effects, life history, evolution, and ecology using rotifers as a model system. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, culturing phytoplankton and zooplankton; DNA, RNA, and protein extractions; PCR; qPCR; RNAi; light and confocal microscopy; experiment design; data analysis; participation in writing research results for publication; training new lab members and interns; and laboratory maintenance and organization. Research Assistants will have opportunities to design and lead experiments, co-author publications, and train and supervise new interns.
Applicants should have a B.A., B.S., or M.S. in Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field. This position requires an independent, organized, and self-motivated individual with robust problem-solving skills. Prior experience with plankton culture, molecular biology techniques, and/or biochemistry is beneficial. An understanding of basic molecular biology concepts is important.
Apply on the MBL site with a cover letter, CV, and three references.