Research topic: How does an organism age? The Hansen lab at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying aging, using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism. Our lab is conducting research using a multidisciplinary approach that integrates genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy to address our research objectives.
Duties: Responsibilities of the Lab Assistant / Research Technician would include preparing general lab reagents, including media and buffers, overseeing equipment installation and maintenance, ordering and stocking of lab supplies, as well as handling C. elegans stocks. The new hire would also assist in molecular experiments relevant to ongoing research projects.
Hire specifics: ~25 hours/week starting from January 3rd 2011 for a three months period, which upon successful completion can be extended. Previous laboratory experience in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics is required. Experience with C. elegans is strongly preferred. Hiring level will be determined based on previous experience. Emphasis on responsibility, organization, independency, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. The lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual, who is capable of multi-tasking and team-working.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefit package. To apply please visit us online at http://www.sanfordburnham.org. EOE.