The Research Assistant II position is a part of a growing research team focused on understanding the genetic and neural control of animal behavior. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), incumbent will support roles within the laboratory, execute experiments and administer daily lab duties outlined by the PI. The administration of lab duties includes monitoring of inventory and maintenance of transgenic fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) strains. Additional tasks include data-mining from genome sequence database, generating and verifying DNA constructs, and monitoring of lifespan and ageing-related physiological changes of flies. The Research Assistant II may conduct behavior assays and creation of transgenic and mutant strains of Drosophila to aid experiments of the PI, students and postdocs of the laboratory. Demonstrated skills to conduct experiment in the lab and to keep records are essential. The Research Assistant II will need to communicate with various personnel in and outside of the laboratory for the smooth operation of scientific research.
This role requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting and working inside.
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