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Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant I/II - Horb Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts


Position Summary:

The Horb lab is seeking to fill a RA I/II position to work on a new NIH-funded resource project to create models of human disease in the amphibian Xenopus. The job allows for the opportunity to work with scientists in the research community to develop and analyze custom CRISPR mutants. This is a research-based position that involves using genome editing technology (CRISPR-Cas) to create mutations in Xenopus embryos. Must be willing to work occasional weekends and nights due to timing of experiments. Must be willing and able to work independently and as a team with fellow RAs or visiting scientists. This is an entry level position meant to hone research skills and interests.

Additional Information:

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the PI and other lab members in their experiments, assisting in workshops, handling frogs, animal care, exploring literature, analyzing sequencing, dissections, and microscopy.

Basic Qualifications:

Applicants should have at a minimum an undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) or M.Sc. degree in biology or a related field. Basic lab skills are recommended, but all skills will be taught and developed during the course of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in molecular biology and/or embryology is beneficial though not essential.

Physical Requirements:

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

Required documents:

  • A personal statement detailing your research interests.

  • C.V. or resume

  • Names and contact information for 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)