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Research Assistant - Part Time

Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Position Overview

Butler University is currently accepting applications for a part-time Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Kowalski in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Kowalski lab uses a combination of genetics, behavior, molecular biology, biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy to study neuromuscular function and signaling regulation in the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • General lab maintenance, including solution and media preparation
  • C. elegans cultivation and maintenance
  • Planning and executing experiments using genetics, molecular biology (PCR, restriction digest, gel electrophoresis, RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, CRISPR-based editing, DNA microinjections), basic biochemistry techniques (immunoprecipitations, Western blotting), behavioral experiments, fluorescence microscopy, and quantitative image analysis
  • Assist with the training and management of undergraduate researchers in the lab
  • Help develop and maintain databases of worm, bacterial, and plasmid stocks
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • At least (2) years of previous research experience
  • Preferred experience working with C. elegans, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or fluorescence microscopy
About Butler

Butler University is a private, nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24 countries.

Join us at the crossroads of tradition & transformation. A career at Butler University means so much more than a job. Join the dedicated, innovative, and supportive community of faculty and staff that is moving Butler Beyond.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: April 09, 2024
Applications close:


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