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Research Assistant I

Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Posting date 05/28/2021 Application Review date 06/11/2021 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes Position Number 1127569 Position Title Research Assistant I Department this Position Reports to Biological Sciences Hiring Range Minimum $17.95/hr Hiring Range Maximum $22.44/hr SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Status Non-Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Scheduled Months per Year 12 Scheduled Hours per Week 40 Schedule Location of Position

Life Sciences Center, Hanover Campus

Is this a term position? No If yes, length of term in months. N/A Is this a grant funded position? No Position Purpose

To set up and conduct laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies directed at Dr. Amodeo by applying established methods, procedures, and techniques in genetics, biochemistry, and quantitative imaging.

Description Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Bachelors plus 2-3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Competence in basic molecular biology methods, procedures and techniques and equipment such as Western blotting, PCR, and microscopy.
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and curiosity about basic cell biological questions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Solid quantitative reasoning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work with Drosophila.
  • Experience with Matlab, ImageJ, Arivis, Excel, R or similar.
  • The ideal candidate is one who seeks professional development as a scientist and is therefore interested in reading the current scientific literature and conducting an independent research project. She/he will take ownership of her/his project and work semi-autonomously under the guidance of the PI and other group members.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Amanda Amodeo Talent Acquisition Consultant Monique Henriques (646-3413) Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Key Accountabilities



  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.
  • Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and trouble shooting less complex experiments.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in trouble-shoots techniques.
  • Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
  • Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods

Percentage Of Time 80% Description


  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques.

Percentage Of Time 10% Description


  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Assess the need for and orders all supplies and reagents needed for experiments.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records, and in the preparation of routine reagents.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.

Percentage Of Time 5% Description


  • Assist in the maintenance of transgenic Drosophila stock collection.
  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5%

    • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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Keywords: Dartmouth College, New England , Research Assistant I, Other , Hanover, Northeast

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