Research Assistant - Archive Institute Of Ecology And Evolution, University Of Oregon
Research Assistant - Archive
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
The Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon currently has an opening for a full time Research Assistant to work on a project in the area of microbial ecology. The successful candidate will gain experience working with an interdisciplinary team developing new approaches to understanding microbial diversity in a variety of environments and habitats. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, recently rated among the top 25 “Best Places to Live” eugene-or.gov.
Extensive experience using molecular techniques is required, including some combination of skills in DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning, next-generation DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and phylogenetic analysis. Ability to work in a team atmosphere is a must. A Master’s degree in biology is desirable, but individuals with a bachelor in biology or related field and extensive experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting laboratory research under the direction of Principle Investigators Jessica Green http://biology.uoregon.edu/people/Green and Brendan Bohannan http://biology.uoregon.edu/ie2/faculty_pages/Bohannan/. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.
Please e-mail a cover letter and current CV with names and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Posting 12007
Or mail to:
Posting 12007, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289.
To assure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2012, but position will remain open until filled.
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