Research Assistant/Lab Manager

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant/Lab Manager

Job no: 526022
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Institute of Molecular Biology
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
February 23, 2021; position remains open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and any relevant qualifications, a current resume or CV, and contact information for at least three references.

Department Summary
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a research institute that reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation. We have 18 labs and approximately 150 employees, including 45 graduate students who train in our labs. We have an administrative structure, which includes accounting, purchasing, personnel, PI support, building management, and three service centers. Our annual budget is about $9.5 million, primarily from federal research and training grants.

Position Summary
The Lab Manager/Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting original research in the Libuda laboratory ( related to DNA repair during meiosis, as well as performing basic lab managerial activities that include placing and receiving orders, maintaining lab organization, maintaining microscopes, and managing lab safety compliance. The Lab Manager/Research Assistant will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments using molecular biology, genetics, microscopy, and biochemistry in Caenorhabditis elegans and zebrafish. They will work closely with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, technicians, and undergraduates conducting research on associated aspects of the project in the Libuda lab.

This full-time position requires a highly motivated person with excellent organizational, laboratory, and communication skills. The research assistant will be working in a dynamic and interactive research environment. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's or master's degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related field with at least one year of independent laboratory experience (in a non-classroom setting) to include basic molecular biology techniques and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Prior experience with microscopy, microinjection, cloning, genome editing, genetics, C. elegans, and/or zebrafish is ideal but not required.

Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field.
- One year experience in a research laboratory in a non-classroom setting.

Professional Competencies
- Expertise in molecular biology.

Preferred Qualifications
- Prior experience with microscopy, microinjection, cloning, genome editing, genetics, C. elegans, and/or zebrafish.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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