We are a large unified department with strong undergraduate degrees, nationally-ranked graduate programs, and world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems — from ecosystems to microbiology and developmental biology, from evolution to cell biology, from molecular biology to systems biology, bioinformatics, and genomics. This is an exciting time for Biology — enormous advances in global genome analysis coupled with unprecedented developments in interdisciplinary research have made the 21st century the Century of Biology. We invite you to join us in these exciting times.
The Lennon lab is looking to hire a post-graduate for a 29 hours per week.
The position primarily consists of, but is not exclusive to, completing the following tasks:
- Transferring a large number of microbial cultures daily - Cryopreserving microbial cultures - Plating microbial cultures - Extracting DNA from microbial cultures - Preparing DNA libraries for sequencing - Testing for contamination using PCR and plating techniques - Managing a large collection of microbial cultures
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in program relevant to research in microbiology, molecular biology, evolution, or a relevant scientific field.
Previous experience with Microsoft Office, sterile technique, PCR, and basic microbiological methods.
A high level of responsibility, punctuality, and the ability to keep accurate records.
Previous experience with bacterial genetics and managing large experiments.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Our lab is currently managing a long-term evolution experiment using bacterial populations. Approximately thirty populations need to be transferred every day. Around holidays we will work to provide a flexible schedule. This job requires the ability to lift and carry thirty pounds.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Department: BIOLOGY (BL-BI-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 47420
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.