Summary of Position: The Min Ni lab invites applications from candidates for a research position. The candidate will join a team to study epigenetic regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana seed development. We will study protein-protein interactions, genetic and epigenetic regulation, proteomics and genomics. The candidate will help enable this research by performing various molecular and cellular experiments and engaging in laboratory management, including oversight of the laboratory budget, maintenance of a safe and secure workplace, and supervision of undergraduate laboratory assistants. Duration of appointment is initially for one year.
Essential and Other Functions:
60% Molecular and cellular experiments Perform protein-protein interaction assays and isolation of signaling components.
20% Plant genetic studies Conduct Arabidopsis cross and transformation for various genetic assays, and likely tissue section and fixation for immunocytochemical and in situ hybridization analysis with fluorescence and confocal microscopy.
20% Laboratory management Be responsible for oversight of the laboratory budget and supplies, maintenance of a safe and secure workplace, and supervision of undergraduate laboratory assistants.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology-related field with courses in general biology and chemistry as well as some form of coursework in one of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or equivalent combination of experience and education to equal four years.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to record, analyze, present data and to troubleshoot problems independently. Proficiency to hire, train, and supervise undergraduate laboratory assistants.More than one to two years research experiences in academic labs engaged in nucleic acid manipulation, cloning and mutagenesis, primer and probe design, RT-PCR, yeast one-hybrid and two-hybrid assays, protein isolation and immunoprecipitation, gel electropheresis and blots, and ChIP is a plus.
Internal Number: 333697
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