Job ID: 2019-10951 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Research and Laboratory
The Kocher Lab at Princeton is looking for a Senior Research Specialist I to help us study the mechanisms that shape variation in social behavior. Our group studies how genes and environment shape the brains and behaviors of social and solitary insects. We do this by combining cutting-edge genomic tools with field and lab studies.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to carry out large-scale genomics projects and to support various lab activities. Your primary role in our group will be to independently generate genomic datasets in bees and other insects with varying forms of social behavior, including: DNA and RNA libraries, single-cell sequencing, and high-throughput enhancer screens. Some of these protocols are implemented on a benchtop robot. In addition to research, this technician will also assist in training undergraduate students and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the lab, including maintaining equipment and the inventory of laboratory materials and supplies. The research technician may be responsible for the development and execution of research projects.
The position is open and review of applications will begin immediately. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.
At least 10 years of academic research and/or professional experience in general modern molecular biology techniques.
Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in an environment with multiple demands and ongoing projects.
Ability to lead a project independently and trouble shoot as needed.
Experience with teaching or training others in a laboratory setting.
Experience working with insects.
Experience with cell culture.
Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 114275609
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