University of Texas/Austin: Molecular laboratory technician position ~

17 de agosto de 2012

University of Texas/Austin: Molecular laboratory technician position

 The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Bolnick, in the Section of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, seeks an organized and experienced individual to fill a molecular laboratory technician position. The technician will be expected to work with lab members to carry out extensive genotyping, as part of a study of the evolution of immune genes of three-spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), an emerging model organism in evolutionary genetics. Applicants must have extensive lab experience with molecular genetics, including DNA extraction, quantitation, PCR, and sequencing. Some experience with real-time PCR, molecular cloning, the use of automated liquid handling robots, and/or bioinformatics would be beneficial but are not essential. Strong organizational skills are a necessity, and an ability to work with others.
The Bolnick lab's research focuses on evolutionary ecology of trait variation within populations, including variation in diet, courtship traits, and immune function. More information on research in the lab can be found at
Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in an appropriate field of evolutionary biology or molecular ecology/genetics and the demonstrated ability to perform the molecular laboratory techniques listed above.
To apply, pleases send a CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation as pdfs to Dr. Bolnick (<>). Previous experience in the laboratory should be highlighted in both the cover letter and letters of recommendation wherever possible. Questions may be directed to the same email address.
This is a full-time position, initially appointed for a period of 6 months. Salary and benefits are competitive, and depend on the applicant's qualifications. The position duration could be extended, depending on performance and availability of research funds.  The chosen applicant will be expected to start after September 15, and no later than November 1, although starting date within that range is flexible. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

==========================Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick

Early Career Scientist
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Associate Professor
Section of Integrative Biology
One University Station C0930
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

fax 512-471-3878

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