Fly Research Tech Position at Janelia Research Campus

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Mar 8, 2023, 10:01:33 AMMar 8
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About the role:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong attention to detail to join our team in the Fly Facility department. As a Research Technician, you will work closely with the current team to provide support for Janelia’s scientific community working with Drosophila and C. elegans.

What we provide:
  • A competitive compensation package, with comprehensive health and welfare benefits.

  • An opportunity to gain research experience in a collaborative environment

  • Professional development opportunities including attending conferences.

  • A supportive team that works together to continuously improve the services we offer to support science.

What you’ll do:
  • Maintain collections of Drosophila and C.elegans strains for experimental purposes – manually, utilizing robotics, and cryopreservation.

  • Independently perform genetic experiments using complex phenotype scoring and/or fluorescent markers.

  • Maintain and record data in a FileMaker database.

  • May use software applications to assemble, manipulate, format and/or perform statistical analyses of data.

  • Document progress of daily tasks and long term projects for both independent and team tasks.

  • May develop new protocols when necessary to improve processes.

  • Prepare and ship strains of Drosophila and C. elegans to collaborators.

  • Perform technical procedures such as microinjection.

  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research.

  • May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students and others.

  • Actively contribute to laboratory meetings and planning sessions.

What you bring:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate field of science or technology or equivalent in education and experience AND two to four years of related research experience; or, an advanced degree in an appropriate area of science or technology AND one or more years of related laboratory experience.

  • Experience with Drosophila or C. elegans genetics preferred.

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, work independently, use good judgment, and monitor completion of assigned duties. Accountable for projects.

  • Ability to operate complex scientific equipment.

  • Good color vision

  • Must be able to work in a dynamic and agile environment.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment effectively.

  • Good documentation and organizational skills.

We are recruiting for this position with an anticipated start date of early June 2023 or later.

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