The neurodevelopment and genetics research group at Kenyon College seeks a full-time Neuroscience Research Assistant to support a National Science Foundation-funded project. The Research Assistant is embedded in the laboratory and assists with experiments and laboratory management. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate wanting additional experience and training in laboratory research, animal care, and mentorship. The start date is anticipated in June 2021.
Responsibilities include conducting molecular experiments investigating neurodevelopment using zebrafish, managing the aquaculture facility, maintaining equipment, and preparing research supplies. The Research Assistant will also work directly with undergraduates and assist with lab management and course preparations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess, or anticipate in Spring 2021, a Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, or related fields. Applicants should be motivated to work in a vertebrate research laboratory and have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, undergraduate transcript, and contact information for at least one science instructor willing to serve as a reference. Application review will begin May 1.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
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