The Schoborg Lab (www.schoborglab.org) in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will work on NIH-funded research projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of disease, using the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) as a model system. We employ techniques spanning molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, and high-resolution light and X-Ray microscopy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will be expected to drive research progress forward, working both independently and in a collaborative fashion with other lab members. Responsibilities include planning experiments in cooperation with the PI, performing those experiments in a properly controlled and ethical manner, analyzing data, and communicating the experimental results in a clear and concise manner. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Genetic manipulation of Drosophila melanogaster (CRISPR-Cas9 and transgene analysis).
2. High resolution imaging of Drosophila cells, tissues and the entire organism using spinning disc confocal microscopy and microcomputed tomography (micro-CT).
3. Biochemical analysis (Western blotting, in vitro protein expression and purification).
4. High throughput/-‘omics’ (RNA-Seq, whole genome sequencing, proteomics).
6. Image Analysis (Machine Learning and Neural Networks)
7. Manuscript writing (in collaboration with the PI).
8. Train other lab members and mentor undergraduate students.
Qualifications – External
A Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) degree in a relevant field (Biology, Chemistry or Engineering) and 1 year of research experience in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology or biomedical engineering. Strong communication skills (oral and written), an average of B or better in all relevant coursework, and three strongly supportive letters of recommendation from direct supervisors are required.
Experience working with Drosophila melanogaster in a research lab setting is preferred, although experience with other model systems that have a suite of genetic tools (C. elegans, Zebrafish, or mice) will be sufficient. Extensive experience with the additional techniques used in the lab (light microscopy, biochemistry, cloning, -omics, etc) is also preferred. Proficiency in biology-relevant programming languages (such as Python) is also a plus. For M.S. level or higher candidates, first or second author papers in relevant peer-reviewed journals is expected.
Send the following documents to Dr. Todd Schoborg (firstname.lastname@example.org): cover letter describing your previous experience and interest in the position, resume or C.V., academic transcript, and contact information for three academic references. Only completed applications will be considered.
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