Research Assistant I ¡V Investigating Microbial Protein Evolution with
The Paul Lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join
the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and
Evolution as a Research Assistant (Level I). The successful candidate
will be responsible for carrying out routine laboratory work as outlined
below. Our research group is looking at the processes that diversify
microbial genes, to better understand the functional significance
of protein variation in cells and viruses from a variety of biomes.
This is a year-round, full time, non-exempt position.
The primary aim of the position is to maintain the molecular
lab facilities and to assist in developing genetic experiments
with bacteria/archaea primarily derived from marine and freshwater
ecosystems. Responsibilities will include establishing and monitoring
cell cultures, maintaining lab equipment, ordering lab supplies, and
conducting basic molecular experiments.
A Bachelor¡¦s degree in biology, molecular biology or a related
discipline is required. This position requires an independent, organized,
and self-motivated individual with strong problem-solving skills and the
ability to multitask. Prior experience in a research lab and applying
basic molecular biology techniques is required. Excellent written,
verbal, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and a strong
work ethic are essential. Position level and salary will depend upon
education and experience.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience with nucleic acid
purification, PCR, and maintaining (bacterial/archaeal) cell cultures.
An understanding of basic molecular biology concepts is important.
Minimal exposure to biohazardous chemicals. Occasional lifting of heavy
Please apply on the MBL website and provide the following
required documents: cover letter, resume/CV, copies of most recent
transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and contact details of
3 references. No request for reference letters at this time.