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Research Assistant

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Work type: Staff Part-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Position Overview

Butler University is currently accepting applications for a part-time Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Kowalski in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Kowalski lab uses a combination of genetics, behavior, molecular biology, biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy to study neuromuscular function and signaling regulation in the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • General lab maintenance, including solution and media preparation
  • C. elegans cultivation and maintenance
  • Planning and executing experiments using genetics, molecular biology (PCR, restriction digest, gel electrophoresis, RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, CRISPR-based editing, DNA microinjections), basic biochemistry techniques (immunoprecipitations, Western blotting), behavioral experiments, fluorescence microscopy, and quantitative image analysis
  • Assist with the training and management of undergraduate researchers in the lab
  • Help develop and maintain databases of worm, bacterial, and plasmid stocks

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • At least (2) years of previous research experience
  • Preferred experience working with C. elegans, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or fluorescence microscopy

 

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.