A research assistant position is available in my lab at KU to work on
the genetic analysis of complex traits in flies. The position will
involve both fly work and molecular biology (including approaches
using high-throughput sequencing), and might be great for someone
interested in gathering more research experience before going to graduate
school. Experience with flies would be a plus, but isn’t required. The
formal announcement, and links to the institutional employment website
are provided below. Feel free to email me with any questions. Stuart

A research assistant position is available in the Macdonald lab in the
Department of Molecular Biosciences at KU. We explore the genetic basis
of complex phenotypic variation using Drosophila as a model system. The
successful candidate will help maintain a panel of fly lines, supervise
and carry out large-scale phenotyping screens for response to toxic
metals (see, and generate next-generation
sequencing libraries for various genomics applications. We are looking
for an enthusiastic and organized individual who is willing to learn new
skills, and has excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous
research assistants in the Macdonald group have undertaken independent
research projects and been authors on research publications from the
lab. The position is funded through a new multi-year NIH grant and has
an anticipated start date of June 1, 2019 (although this is negotiable).

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in biology (or a
related field) by the time of appointment, and some experience with
laboratory molecular biology techniques. Prior experience with flies
and/or next generation sequencing library construction would be a plus.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to

Please direct any questions about the position to Stuart Macdonald

A complete online application includes the following materials: A
CV/resume, a cover letter outlining relevant experience, and contact
information (phone/email/address) for three referees. Initial review of
applications begins 1 April 2019 and will continue until the position
is filled.

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