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Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant I or II in Woods Hole, Massachusetts


Position Summary:

The Swartz lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join The Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering as a full-time Temporary Research Assistant I/II. The successful candidate will work on the development of genetic tools in marine invertebrate oocytes, and questions pertaining to chromosome segregation in female meiosis.

Additional Information:

Major responsibilities include: molecular cloning, embryo culture, performing light microscopy analyses, as well as some lab and administrative tasks. Position will be full-time for 4 months, but may be extended beyond this period contingent upon securing additional funding.

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants should have at a minimum an undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A.), or equivalent experience, as well as some coursework in the biological or physical sciences in subject areas such as Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Physics, or other related topics. Must have strong analytical and computer skills. Must know standard laboratory practices and be familiar with general laboratory equipment. Must have some experience with imaging of biological samples. Must be able to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

A student enrolled or completing a master’s degree program is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience with statistics, image analysis software, and/or computational coding. Exposure to biomedical or clinical settings would be a plus, as would prior experience working with marine invertebrate or other aquatic species.

Physical Requirements:

Minimal exposure to biohazardous chemicals. Occasional lifting of heavy objects (<30 pounds).

Required documents:

  • Cover letter explaining specifically why you are interested in joining our lab and what positive qualities you would bring to our team.

  • C.V. / resume

  • List of 3 references (Please do not have letters sent at this time. Letter writers will be contacted directly by the PI).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)