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Laboratory Scientist/Manager

A position for Laboratory Scientist/Manager is available from July 2017 in the lab of Prof. Adam CN Wong. The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in gaining hands-on experience to 1) establish and manage a lab, 2) apply microbiology, molecular and omics techniques to investigate insect-microbe interactions in Drosophila and other insects. The successful candidate will provide assistance in organizing laboratory equipment and supplies, preparing microbial cultures and gnotobiotic insects, conducting insect performance assays and molecular experiments. This is a one year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Training will be provided and the exact start date is negotiable.

30% Manage laboratory equipment and supplies, which includes organizing purchases, billing, lab space usage, reagent and chemical storage.

25% Conduct insect physiology-related experiments, e.g. insect microbiome manipulation, infection, dissections and nutritional assays.

20% Conduct microbial experiments, e.g. construct transposon library, prepare microbial cultures and stocks.

10% Prepare insect (mostly Drosophila) food and maintain insect colonies.

5% Provide technical assistance to laboratory personnel including training in basic lab techniques for incoming students, and training others in use of more specialized equipment.

5% Contact with research facilities (e.g. coordinate sample submission for next-gen sequencing, metabolomics).

5% Oversee Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor degree in microbiology, molecular biology, entomology or closely related field.

Experience with insect related research; Experience with Drosophila; Experience with molecular biology techniques; Experience with microbiology techniques (bacterial culture and manipulation). Master degree holders are welcome to apply.

Please contact Adam C.N. Wong for more information:

(352) 273-3977

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