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Research Associate - High-Glucose Diet on C elegans Fertility
The laboratory of Dr. Michelle Mondoux in the Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross is seeking applications for a full-time Research Associate for 2022-23 to support an NIH-funded research project.  The Mondoux lab seeks to understand how a high-glucose diet impacts fertility in the model organism C. elegans.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to continue scientific learning and develop research skills, as well as an opportunity to mentor undergraduate students. 

Position: Research Associate - High-Glucose Diet on C elegans Fertility
Organization: College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester,  MA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/15/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • The research associate will have an independent research project and will also assist in managing the laboratory on a day-to-day basis, including supply ordering and maintenance, reagent preparation, helping to train undergraduate research students, and supporting ongoing research projects.  The research projects in the lab will focus on defining the cellular phenotypes and genetic pathways that regulate gamete survival and quality on a high-glucose diet. Techniques commonly performed in the laboratory include C. elegans manipulation and husbandry, genetic crosses, and cryogenic storage; DNA isolation, PCR, and DNA sequencing; and microscopy.  
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, or related scientific field required, and previous lab experience in genetics, cell biology, or molecular biology preferred.  Experience working with C. elegans, microscopy and imaging software, and/or experience mentoring undergraduates a plus.  Candidate should possess good interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organizational skills, strong work ethic and a high motivation to learn. 
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted.  Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/13/2022
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College of the Holy Cross

Worcester,  MA 01610
United States
Dr. Michelle Mondoux