Temporary position: incumbent selected may be assigned for a maximum of five years from their asignment start date.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Official graduation or degree completion documentation. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
To obtain experimental data for a project funded by the Welch Foundation to develop improved strategies for the in vitro selection and evolution of functional nucleic acids using deep sequencing and refolding treatments.
Conduct research experiments using a wide variety of techniques related to in vitro deoxyribozyme and ribozyme selection and microbial synthetic biology, including oligonucleotide library design, PCR, gel electrophoresis, in vitro transcription, structural probing, kinetic and binding assays using fluorescence, bacterial growth, cloning and mutagenesis of plasmid DNA, screening plasmid libraries for function, design of gene circuits, Gibson assembly and related DNA construction techniques. Develop and execute experimental protocols as required for research progress. Assist in the preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and proposals Assist in the design and development of courses and laboratories related to synthetic biology and in vitro selection. Provide instruction and guidance to graduate research assistants and undergraduate research assistants. Interact productively with computational biology collaborators. Assist in the preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and proposals.
Other related functions as assigned. Other organizational and mentoring tasks as needed to contribute to the efficient and effective functioning of a research laboratory.
Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Molcular Biology, Bioengineering or closely related field. Laboratory experience.
Extensive laboratory experience with various molecular biology and synthetic biology techniques. Evidence of strong written communication skills.
May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity