The laboratory of Dr. Julia van Kessel in the Department of Biology at Indiana University is seeking two highly motivated Research Associates to learn and apply genetic, molecular, biochemical, and microbiological tools to study quorum sensing in Vibrio bacteria (https://www.indiana.edu/~vklab/index.html).
The successful applicant will spend the majority of her/his time conducting, analyzing, and recording microbiology and molecular biology experiments. Responsibilities also include some general lab management, including (but not limited to) purchasing supplies, media preparation, overseeing equipment maintenance and repair, and supervising undergraduates.
B.S. in Biology or related field required, and previous research experience in microbiology, genetics, or biochemistry preferred.
The successful applicant must be well-organized, detail-oriented, possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research team.
The initial appointment is for one year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, and renewable on a yearly basis.
Department Contact for Questions:
For general questions, please contact Jeremy Bennett (email@example.com).
For specific questions about the position, please contact Julia van Kessel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OAA #: 21805-03
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 5930
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