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The Hauf Lab at Virginia Tech is looking for a lab assistant to help in a project that aims to identify genetic regions in fission yeast that influence the expression of mitotic checkpoint genes. The lab assistant will use CRISPR/Cas9-technology to create yeast strains with genetic modifications in the gene expression network, and will characterize protein and mRNA concentrations in these strains by immunoblotting and fluorescence microscopy. Excellent record-keeping is essential, and additional tasks will include preparing reagents, and occasionally helping other group members with their experiments.
- Considerable laboratory experience. - Experience such as working with yeast, molecular cell biology (PCR, transformations) and basic biochemical skills (SDS-PAGE, immunoblotting). - Computer experience such as data entry. - Excellent organizational skills, ability to learn new procedures, and willingness to work in a team environment.
- Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, biology or a related discipline. - Experience in using a fluorescent microscope. - Experience in working with CRISPR/Cas9.
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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