Research Technician II
You are invited to apply for a position at the quantitative biology group (http://honeycomb.fhcrc.org/) in the division of basic sciences at FHCRC. We are interested in using experimental biology to quantitatively examine “cooperation,” because cooperation can be found virtually everywhere: between different cell types (e.g. our body), different individuals (e.g. ant colonies), or different species (e.g. flower-pollinator symbiosis). How can cooperation survive the invasion of cheaters that take but not give? How does cooperation evolve? We plan to study cooperation initially using an engineered system in which two complementary types of yeast cells can only survive when both types are present.
We are looking for a responsible and highly organized individual who desires the fun and challenges of solving complex biological problems. This is ideal for an individual who is interested in doing research in preparation for going to graduate and/or medical school, training new students, and has had exposure to molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, chemistry, or physics. Alternatively, it may also be ideal for an individual who wants to do research in a lab setting and desires to grow with the lab. Comfort with computer programming and ability to analyze complex datasets independently is a big plus.
The incumbent will carry out a project related to evolution and/or quantitative biology. The incumbent will also be responsible for making common reagents for the lab and participating in daily activities and duties of the lab. Finally, the incumbent will aid in the completion of other ongoing projects in the lab as needed. The incumbent will have opportunities to present substantial research results at conferences and gain authorship in research articles.
A BS or higher in a relevant field such as biology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biophysics, physics, or chemistry is required. Prior research experience of at least one year is a must.
Eagerness to learn, meticulousness to details, a strong sense of responsibility, diligence, and good problem-solving and communication abilities are required. The ideal candidate will have had experience with solution making, molecular biology, and ability to faithfully follow protocols, although equivalent lab research experience in chemistry and physics is fine as well.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
There are two positions available:
One position is a full time, temporary position of six months with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time, regular position. Compensation during the first six months will be adjusted to accommodate lack of benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The other position is a full time, regular position and salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete all of the following to be considered:
1) Please apply online by going to https://erecruit.fhcrc.org/Erecruit.htm and searching for “24546″. Press the “Apply Now” button in the job description page. If you have not previously registered with us you will be prompted to do so; otherwise, please follow the online directions to submit your resume and/or cover letter.
2) Please also submit all of the following documents to Melissa Loomis at email@example.com with the subject header “ML-24546: Research Technician II, temporary position [Your Name]“.
A) a cover letter that states your interest in the position, your educational/career goals and your timeframe in which you’d like to achieve these goals, and your preference for the temporary position or the regular position
B) a resume/CV
C) at least one reference letter from your primary research advisor
D) contact information of two other professional references
E) a copy of your college transcripts