The Ragsdale Lab, Department of Biology, has an opening for a Research Associate starting as early as October 2014. We conduct research on how developmental mechanisms drive evolutionary novelty and diversity, particularly with regard to feeding strategies in nematode worms: http://www.indiana.edu/~ragslab/ .
Responsibilities include general laboratory oversight (ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, etc.), maintenance of nematode cultures and frozen vouchers, molecular bench work (PCR, cloning, RNA extraction, etc.), and ultimately procedures for nematode transgenics. This position offers applicants an environment conducive to learning new experimental techniques and maturing scientifically.
We seek a friendly, self-motivated, meticulous, and intellectually curious individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field. Six months of laboratory experience is required, either as an undergraduate or research technician.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, benefits included. Initial appointment at 80% FTE (32 hours a week) with possibility of 100% FTE after six months.
Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references via email to Dee Verostko (dverostk AT indiana DOT edu), using “Ragsdale Research Associate” as the subject line. The position is available immediately and will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Direct inquires about the position may be addressed to Erik Ragsdale at ejragsda AT indiana DOT edu