The Cecere Laboratory at Institut Pasteur in Paris is looking for a Research Technician (Full-time indeterminate position) to join their Team in studying the mechanisms underlying epigenetic inheritance in animals. They use the nematode Caenorhabditis elegansto investigate the role of small non-coding RNAs in transmitting epigenetic information across generations.
As a Research Technician, you would assist investigators in research activities and carry out assigned laboratory duties according to standard and specified procedures. In addition, you will be in charge of lab management responsibilities, including the maintenance of the worm collection, database of reagents, and equipment maintenance.
- DNA, RNA, protein extraction and purifications, PCR and molecular cloning.
- C. elegans maintenance, crossing, and genotyping and maintenance of strain collections.
- C. elegans transgenesis, including microinjection and screening of transgenic animals.
- Lab management
- Molecular biology techniques, including DNA, RNA, protein extraction and purifications, PCR and molecular cloning.
- Previous experience with transgenesis and CRISPR.
- Basic microscopy manipulation skills.
- Strong motivation, commitment, and ability to work independently as well as in a Team.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Good oral and written command of English.
- Basic knowledge of French is preferred.
- BSc or lower (French scale: Licence professionnelle, BTS, DUT)
The candidates will benefit from training in a vibrantly intellectual and collaborative international environment. The expertise of our Team is wide-ranging and complementary, including many genome-wide sequencing methods (small RNA seq, RNA-seq, GRO-seq, CLIP-seq, Ribo-seq), biochemistry and proteomics, and imaging techniques.
Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be sent by April 30th, 2019 to:
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