• Research Specialist I

    Requisition # 2018-8964
    Date Posted 2 weeks ago(6/29/2018 9:42 AM)
    Integrative Genomics
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Name of Lab
  • Overview

    The Kocher Lab at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is looking for a full-time molecular technician to help us study the mechanisms shaping variation in social behavior. Our group combines functional genomic tools with field and lab studies in insects to understand the genetic and environmental factors that shape variation in behavior. 


    This position offers the opportunity to learn and implement cutting-edge genomic techniques. The ideal candidate is someone seeking professional development as a scientist and excited to develop new laboratory skills and fine-tune molecular protocols.  


    Salary will include the full benefits package.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start as soon as possible.

    This will be a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.



    Specific responsibilities:

    Your primary role in our group will be to independently generate genomic datasets in bees and other insects with varying forms of social behavior, including: DNA and RNA libraries and ChIP-seq data. You will also be expected to work with insect cell lines. Other responsibilities will include participating in group meetings, assisting with general laboratory maintenance and monitoring/ordering supplies, and keeping an inventory of laboratory samples.



    • Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field.
    • Background in molecular biology or genomics.
    • Experience with cell lines.
    • Experience working with insects or Drosophila.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as a strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize protocols, and manage projects.
    • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • The final candidate will be required to pass a background check.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    RSP, 010

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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