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Career Research Assistant/Scientist/Associate - Phillips Lab - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Career Research Assistant/Scientist/Associate - Phillips Lab - Open Pool

Job no: 533645

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Earth Science

Department: Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Rank: Research Assistant, Research Scientist, Research Engineer, or Research Associate
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

May 1, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply on line including CV, cover letter, and the names and contacts of three references.

Department Summary

The Phillips Lab conducts a wide variety of research in the biology and genetics of aging and stress responses using Caenorhabditis species as a model. This includes the advancement of genetic engineering tools for high-throughput experimentation and the utilization of synthetic biology approaches.

The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The institute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectual environment for world-class research in molecular evolution, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial, population, community, and ecosystems ecology.

Position Summary

The Phillips lab plans to make multiple hires for research positions at the appropriate rank to be responsible for supporting synthetic and molecular biology projects by generating complex transgenics using CRISPR-Cas9 technology and conducting high-throughput screens. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: single cell/single nuclei isolation and sorting by flow cytometry (FACS), microinjections, and preparation of sequencing libraries. Work will be conducted largely independently with guidance from senior members of the synthetic biology group.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the rank of Research Assistant:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related field

    To qualify for the rank of Research Scientist or Research Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related field
  • Technical skills and experience relevant to position needs

    To qualify for the rank of Research Associate:
  • PhD in biology or related field

    Professional Competencies

  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to keep a detailed electronic notebook.
  • Ability to complete repetitive but delicate tasks with a high degree of precision.
  • Ability to prioritize work demands on diverse projects and coordinate research protocols with other staff and students.
  • Ability to provide updates on project progression to the lab group in writing and in person.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with single-cell and/or nuclear isolation.
  • Experience with flow cytometry.
  • Experience with microinjection.
  • Experience in handling and maintaining Caenorhabditis.
  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation and PCR.
  • Familiarity with CRISPR genome engineering.
  • Familiarity with NGS sequencing methods (Illumina, Oxford nanopore).

    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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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