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Research Assistant I - He

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

Position Details

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Research Assistant I - He

Department this Position Reports to

Biological Sciences

Hiring Range Minimum


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SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week




Location of Position

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 undertake experiments and general laboratory duties that support the research program of Bing He, Ph.D. The research in the He laboratory combines cutting-edge imaging techniques with genetics, optogenetics, cell biology and biophysics to unravel the mechanisms of tissue formation in development. The position holder will receive hands-on laboratory training including Drosophila molecular genetics, embryology, confocal and multiphoton microscopy, optogenetics and quantitative image analysis. In addition to providing technical support to senior members of the laboratory, the position holder will also have the opportunity to lead an independent research project.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelor's degree

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 of research experience.
Skills & Knowledge
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis.
  • Ability to learn, develop and apply new techniques under the guidance of the principal investigator.
  • Ability to 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 with microscopy and image analysis.
  • Experience with molecular cloning.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Bing He

Department Contact Phone Number


Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Bing He. Assistant Professor

Department Contact's Phone Number


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.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Preferred, but not required

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 within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Additional Instructions

This position requires a minimum 24-month commitment.

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Key Accountabilities


  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations.
  • Assists with new method development and documentation.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements.
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  • Analyzes and reports experimental results to the principal investigator.
  • Prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts.
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  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Assists in the preparation of routine reagents.
  • Assists and communicates with other team members in the laboratory.
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  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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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. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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