Project Scientist position for Daphnia Genomics. ~

27 de abril de 2005

Project Scientist position for Daphnia Genomics.

The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (Indiana University, Bloomington) carries out research in genomics, bioinformatics and is a principle laboratory of the Daphnia Genomics Project. This project creates genomic resources for a developing model organism in ecological and evolutionary genomics research. These resources include cDNA libraries and gene collections, genetic markers and maps, cDNA microarrays and databases. The CGB is also engaged in microarray experiments aiming to identify the function of genes with environment-specific expression patterns. The CGB has an opening for a Project Scientist. The successful candidate will assist other scientists in producing and testing genomic technologies. S/he will participate in research projects associated with these efforts. For instance, the Project Scientist will gain experience in all techniques involved in the production and use of microarrays, including the use of specialized equipment (e.g., Biomek Liquid Handling Robot, microarray printers and scanners, thermal cyclers) and various molecular biology techniques (e.g., RNA isolation, labeling and hybridization). The Project Scientist will also contribute to discovering quantitative-trait loci for ecologically important traits by DNA fingerprinting. The Project Scientist will join the Daphnia Genomics group. This group interacts directly with four other research groups within the CGB and with collaborators from the Daphnia research community. We seek an individual with a B.Sc. or a Master's degree in Biology or Biochemistry and some laboratory experience in molecular biology or genomics. However, we will consider candidates with minimal previous experience and/or degrees in other scientific fields. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a bench ("wet lab") scientist who wants to develop his/her skills within the context of a fascinating scientific field that is merging ecology and evolution with functional genomics. We expect to offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those received by May 31, 2005 will be assured full consideration. Interested candidates may contact John Colbourne for further information (by sending email to Please submit a CV and a description of your background and interests, and have three (3) letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. Be sure to refer to Project Scientist - DGC-002 within your cover letter. Position #DGC-002
Attn: Project Scientist
Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics
Indiana University
1001 E. 3rd St. Bloomington, IN 47405-3700
Indiana University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. Daphnia Genomics Consortium -

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