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Research Assistant I - He

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Research Assistant I - He

Department this Position Reports to

Biological Sciences

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week




Location of Position

Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

To perform general laboratory duties and undertake experiments that support the research program designed to understand the cellular biophysics of tissue morphogenesis. This includes maintaining the lab Drosophila lines, performing basic fly genetics and assisting in experiments to analyze fly embryos by molecular biology and imaging techniques.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 1-2 year(s) of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the Biological Sciences or the equivalent.
  • At least one year (Research Assistant Level I).
Skills & Knowledge
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and Western blots.
  • Ability to learn, develop and apply new techniques under the guidance of the principle investigator.
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software applications.
  • Willingness to assist and communicate with other team members of the laboratory.
  • Willingness to work with potentially hazardous materials and exhibit safe laboratory practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a laboratory is highly desirable.
  • Experience with molecular cloning is desirable.
  • Experience with microscopy is desirable.
  • Experience with quantitative image analysis is desirable.
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Bing He. Assistant Professor

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Matt Browne

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Key Accountabilities


  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures, including basic Drosophila genetics, standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, and fluorescent microscopy.
  • Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigator; documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and troubleshooting less complex experiments.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.
Percentage Of Time



  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing; reports experimental results to the principal investigator.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
Percentage Of Time



  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Organizes and maintains lab Drosophila lines.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records, and in the preparation of routine reagents.
  • Assists in the management of protocols and inventories
  • Trains, assists, and communicates with other team members in the laboratory.
Percentage Of Time




Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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  1. Cover Letter
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