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Research Assistant Position

Posted by , on 26 June 2021

The Carver College of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is seeking a Research Assistant to join the Tootle lab (www.tootlelab.com) to perform research using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) to define how lipid signals regulate actin in the cytoplasm and the nucleus. Execute planned research activities using observation, measurement and analytical techniques. Manage and maintain Drosophila stocks, laboratory reagents, and laboratory safety and ethics training.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical-related science, cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field of study
  • Must be able to translate, adapt and apply that knowledge to perform beginning level research in biomedical science discipline
  • Fine motor skills are required for animal tissue collection and stock maintenance
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

Desired Qualifications:

  • 0.5 to 2 years previous biomedical research experience with:
    • Drosophila animal handling and genetics
    • Immunofluorescent staining and microscopy
    • Collecting tissue samples from small animals
    • DNA/RNA/protein purification
    • Western blotting
    • PCR and qRT-PCR
    • Cloning

To apply: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAgnl8BA




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