Lab Tech - Phillips lab University of Oregon

RESEARCH ASSISTANT. Several full-time research positions available at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Candidates having a B.A, B.S. or M.S. are invited to apply. We seek a highly motivated and responsible individual who enjoys participating in an interactive intellectual environment to join us in our studies of genetics and genomics using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and its relatives as model systems. Major projects requiring assistance include the influence of drug interventions and genetic variation on longevity, genomic variation within natural populations, and the evolution of sexual interactions and mating systems. Depending on the project, the candidate will be responsible for conducting large scale longevity assays, coordinating long-term selection experiments, performing genetic crosses, preparing samples for whole genome sequencing, and performing general laboratory management/maintenance. Previous experience with basic molecular techiques and/or the genetics of model organisms is preferred. Further details regarding ongoing research available at Initial appointment for one year with salary commensurate with education and experience. Renewal possible based on performance, funding and need. Please send CV and names of three references to: Patrick Phillips, Ph.D., via or c/o Search # 13386, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289.

The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 25, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.