A full-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Manuel Baizabal in the Genome, Cell and Developmental Biology Program at Indiana University Bloomington to study the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the development of the cerebral cortex.
Some of the responsibilities of the Research Associate include:
1) Creating molecular vectors by cloning.
2) In utero electroporation of plasmid DNA into the cerebral cortex of mouse embryos.
3) Perfusion of post-natal and adult brains.
4) Cell culture.
5) Plasmid preparation, real-time PCR, western blots, RNA purification and cDNA preparation.
6) Genotyping mouse lines
7) General laboratory maintenance, including organizing the lab and meetings, taking care of all lab purchases and keeping biosafety protocols and other lab documentation updated.
8) Training undergraduates and new graduate students on basic techniques.
The candidate is expected to handle mice and euthanize them on a regular basis. Dissecting brains (mostly from embryos and sometimes also from early postnatal and adult brains) is something the Research Associate will constantly do in the lab.
GPA at 3.5 or higher is required.
Full-time RA position is only available to students with a Bachelor of Science in life sciences or biology students in their senior year of college.
Good communication skills and working as part of a team are expected.
Previous research experience in molecular and cell biology, genomics or developmental neurobiology is desired but not necessary
More information about the Baizabal lab can be found at https://biology.indiana.edu/about/faculty/baizabal-manuel.html. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Manuel Baizabal (firstname.lastname@example.org).