Research Technician, Fly Lab - Malik Lab
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, Washington, Seattle
|April 30, 2022|
Primary Work Address: 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.|
We are seeking a Research Technician to support the lab of Dr. Harmit Malik in the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutch Cancer Center site in Seattle, WA. Harmit Malik studies conflicts that occur in our genomes as different genetic entities try to maximize their evolutionary success. Malik and his team are interested in understanding the mechanisms and consequences of these "molecular arms races" and how they drive recurrent genetic innovation, from the perspective of both evolutionary biology and human disease. The team usesDrosophilaas a model organism to study centromeres, which are crucial for chromosomal stability during cell division; mobile genetic elements, which can impact host fitness and genome organization; and proteins that evolve rapidly due to their involvement in host-parasite interactions. More information on the lab can be found on their
We seek candidates interested in microbiology with experience with molecular biology techniques. This position is ideally suited for candidates who seek research experience before going to graduate school or other opportunities.
What You'll Do:
This position will help carry out an exciting research project focusing on genetic conflicts under the mentorship of the PI and a senior member of the lab. The work will involve routine handling of fruit flies, bacterial cultures, extensive molecular biology (e.g. molecular cloning, nucleic acid extractions, sequencing, qPCR, western analysis), and presentation and organizational tasks.
Skills You Bring:
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Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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