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Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Reed College is seeking applicants for a full time Research Assistant/Technician to participate in the daily running of a newly established zebrafish lab. Duties include working closely with the principal investigator to organize the lab and order supplies; feeding and breeding zebrafish to maintain genetic lines; genotyping and screening transgenic lines; monitoring water quality and fish health; and performing preventative maintenance on a constant-flow aquatic system. Good communication skills and keen attention to detail are required. The successful applicant will help train and supervise undergraduate fish care assistants, and will also participate directly in research projects aimed at understanding how specific extrinsic signals impinge on proliferation and differentiation of neuronal stem cells in the context of zebrafish eye development. Further information about the lab and its research projects can be found at

Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. Practical experience in feeding and maintenance of zebrafish or other aquatic species is highly preferred as is familiarity with genetics and molecular biology.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, along with your resume, a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or scanned), and names and phone numbers for three references via email, mail, or fax to:

Reed College
Attn:  Human Resources
3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
Fax:  503-777-7775

The Reed Application for Employment is located at:

Deadline to apply: October 22, 2012
Equal Opportunity Employer

Classification: Unclassified
Grade:        NE-12

Deadline: October 22, 2012