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Research Technician Position Available in MCB

Job Title: Academic Hourly Research Technician
Occupational Summary:
An academic hourly position is available with an immediate start date for a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Erik R. Nelson, within the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests and experiments.

Work Performed:

  1. Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting physical, chemical, biological and other research laboratory tests, experiments and determinations to obtain data for research purposes; compile, analyze, document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results.
  2. Determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests.
  3. Rodent husbandry and handling (manual restraint, injections, tumor measurement, necropsy).
  4. Small animal (rodent) surgery.
  5. Prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
  6. Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  7. Assist in training new personnel.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


  • Applicants require a Bachelor of Science degree in a related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with either animal work, cell culture or molecular biology are considered assets, but not necessary.

The academic hourly is expected to work for 35-40 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please email a brief cover letter, CV/Resume and the contact information for three references to:
Erik R. Nelson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research and Development Paid Internship!

Research and Development Internship

This is a paid internship, and is long however.  There is some weekend work, and a little travel is involved- approx. the second week students are asked to go to Kentucky to help in the fields for about one week.  All expenses are paid for them. The pay is about  9.00 per hour, with OT, so there is some opportunity to earn some good money and learn about wheat seed development.


Provide assistance during wheat harvest, seeding preparation and seeding operations between June and October (with flexibility on an earlier end date).


·         Work outdoors in the field

·         Hand-harvest wheat research material in the field

·         Assist combine harvest of yield plots

·         Operate laboratory size research equipment (e.g. threshers, cleaners, seed counters, etc.)

·         Organize seed stocks in the warehouse

·         Prepare seed for sowing

·         Assist research planting operations in the field

·         Other duties as required


  • High School Diploma, BSc or MSc, or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, required to pass MVR test
  • Full-time hours commitment, including overtime and Saturdays
  • Farming background and tractor driving skills preferred
  • Students studying Plant Breeding, Agriculture, or similar encouraged to apply
  • Able to meet physical requirements of the position including, but not limited to prolonged periods of standing and sitting, bending, kneeling, working in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, dust, damp, etc.)
  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program aimed at increasing research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. It provides students the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related fields under the guidance of some of the world’s leading academic scientists. Research projects, along with scientific seminars, workshops, and networking events, prepare participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology.


  • Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors.
  • Students must be attending a four-year university in the US.
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6,000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2016.

For more information, please visit: www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars

Full-time Research Associate Position Available at Indiana University, Bloomington

Position  announcement from Carol Anderson of Indiana University for recent graduates.

“I am seeking a full-time research associate to work in my laboratory at Indiana University, Bloomington. This is a new lab (starting January 2016) that will study meiosis and recombination in yeast. Some prior research experience in molecular or cell biology is required, but the exact topic is not important; training specific to the lab will be provided.

The position will be roughly 25% lab management (keeping the lab stocked and organized, serving as lab safety officer, etc.) and 75% research. This would be an ideal position for someone wanting more research experience prior to applying to grad school.

The start date can be anytime between January and early summer of 2016.

To apply, please send a CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and contact information for a research mentor who can serve as a reference to carola@indiana.edu.

For more information about the lab, please see: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/faculty/directory/profile.php?person=carola