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Research Assistant II

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115157460


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Assistant II

Department
Biological Sciences

Position Number
1126001

Position Purpose

To independently conduct experiments and to serve on a research team involved in the functional analysis of genes involved in metal/metalloid homeostasis in plants. One of our current research aims is to develop plants that selectively exclude arsenic and cadmium from their tissues when these are present in soil. We are focused on rice and use Arabidopsis as a model where appropriate. Rice, a staple food for over half the world's population, represents a significant dietary source of As as well as Cd. It is imperative that strategies to reduce grain As and Cd are developed, and identifying the mechanisms that enable As and Cd to reach and accumulate within the rice grain is key to this endeavor. The other main project in the lab is focused on iron. Iron often limits plant growth and agricultural yield. Furthermore, more than 2 billion people are iron deficient because their plant-based diets are not a rich source of iron, making iron deficiency the most prevalent nutritional problem in the world today. Clearly, understanding iron metabolism in plants is crucial, both from the point of view of improving plant growth and crop yields as well as improving human nutrition. Despite progress in tracing how iron moves throughout the plant, scientists still do not understand how plants sense and respond to iron availability.



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Mary Lou Guerinot, Professor

Special Instructions to Applicants

Schedule: 8 am to 5 pm
Monday - Friday

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Research/Experiments

  • Independently sets up and monitors experiments in progress.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design; methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.
  • As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.

Data Collection/Preparation

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.
  • Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.
  • Participates in the preparation of reports and presentation of the research findings.

Laboratory

  • Schedules and monitors utilization of laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Monitors equipment and instrument performance; obtains necessary maintenance and repair.
  • Orders and maintains stock of laboratory supplies.
  • May provide technical direction to others in the lab.
  • Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.
  • Instructs other in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Miscellaneous

  • Assist in the maintenance of transgenic plants. Must like to take care of plants on a daily basis.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115157460

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Research Assistant II<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Biological Sciences<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1126001<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>To independently conduct experiments and to serve on a research team involved in the functional analysis of genes involved in metal/metalloid homeostasis in plants. One of our current research aims is to develop plants that selectively exclude arsenic and cadmium from their tissues when these are present in soil. We are focused on rice and use Arabidopsis as a model where appropriate. Rice, a staple food for over half the world's population, represents a significant dietary source of As as well as Cd. It is imperative that strategies to reduce grain As and Cd are developed, and identifying the mechanisms that enable As and Cd to reach and accumulate within the rice grain is key to this endeavor. The other main project in the lab is focused on iron. Iron often limits plant growth and agricultural yield. Furthermore, more than 2 billion people are iron deficient because their plant-based diets are not a rich source of iron, making iron deficiency the most prevalent nutritional problem in the world today. Clearly, understanding iron metabolism in plants is crucial, both from the point of view of improving plant growth and crop yields as well as improving human nutrition. Despite progress in tracing how iron moves throughout the plant, scientists still do not understand how plants sense and respond to iron availability.</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Non-Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Mary Lou Guerinot, Professor<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>Schedule: 8 am to 5 pm<br /> Monday - Friday</p> <p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Research/Experiments</p> <ul> <li>Independently sets up and monitors experiments in progress.</li> <li>Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental design; methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.</li> <li>As necessary, develops and/or implements new or modified research methods, procedures, and techniques to meet the unique requirements of assigned research problems.</li> <li>Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.</li> </ul> <p>Data Collection/Preparation</p> <ul> <li>Collects, analyzes, and interprets data resulting from experimentation.</li> <li>Performs literature searches to develop information of relevance to the research.</li> <li>Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as sequences, graphs, charts, etc.</li> <li>Participates in the preparation of reports and presentation of the research findings.</li> </ul> <p>Laboratory</p> <ul> <li>Schedules and monitors utilization of laboratory facilities, equipment, and supplies.</li> <li>Monitors equipment and instrument performance; obtains necessary maintenance and repair.</li> <li>Orders and maintains stock of laboratory supplies.</li> <li>May provide technical direction to others in the lab.</li> <li>Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.</li> <li>Instructs other in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.</li> </ul> <p>Miscellaneous</p> <ul> <li>Assist in the maintenance of transgenic plants. Must like to take care of plants on a daily basis.</li> <li>Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.</li> </ul></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/QYV2yzTegAwKIV65ige7G"> <p>PI115157460</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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