Under minimal supervision, to set up and perform routine and established lab procedures in support of lab goals. To collect, enter and summarize data. To monitor results and report unusual outcomes.
We are looking for two (2) Research Assistants to join the Thyme laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The ideal candidate would have a BS or BA degree in the field of biological sciences, with preferably a year or more of relevant research experience.
The Thyme lab uses zebrafish as a model system to understand mechanisms underlying psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disease. See an example of recent work at https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/360677v2. The candidate will assist with experiments potentially utilizing the following techniques: molecular biology (PCR, cloning), biochemistry (protein purification), zebrafish genome-editing, zebrafish line maintenance, antibody staining, RNA in situ analysis, high-resolution imaging, high-throughput larval behavior, drug screens, and transcriptomics (bulk and single-cell RNA-seq).
Candidate responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Collecting, organizing and reporting research data
Assisting in the design of experiments
Maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
Assist and instruct/mentor others in basic laboratory techniques
Organization, critical thinking, communication, and attention to detail
Standard lab notebook practices
$27,000 - $48,900
Start dates between July 1 and September 1 2019 are possible.
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