We are looking for a full time RA to join our lab.
Requirements and responsibilities
- Degree in biology, environmental science or a related field as well as an interest in ecology and evolution.
- Prior experience of working in a molecular lab (e.g: DNA/RNA extraction, amplification, sequencing, analysis etc.).
- Written and verbal competency in English as well as an ability to work collaboratively with many people.
- Keen on working with and maintaining insects for research purposes. Fieldwork experience is desirable but absence is not a preclusion.
- Conscientious and responsible. The job will require attention to details and day-to-day management of data, students and laboratory work.
- Deadline for application is 8th October 2017.
- The position is for 1 year (with the potential for renewal).
- Applicants should be ready to start as soon as possible or by the end of the year.
- Salary will be dependent on qualifications and includes CPF contributions for Singaporeans/PR (Approx. $2700-$3000).
- If interested, submit your CV and a short write-up about why you want this job and how you could contribute to the lab. Send both in a single email to the PI (include the following in the subject head: RA application Your_name).
- Short-listed applicants will be notified for an interview in mid October.
The Biology of Spermatozoa (BoS) meetings are held biannually at Hassop Hall, situated in the middle of the lovely peak district in the UK. It is a conference that aims 'to bring together biologists that are interested in different aspects of reproductive biology' and this year was no different. From talks on misregulated X chromosome gene expression in spermatogenesis in mice hybrid sterility by Erica Larsson to gonad expenditure and sperm competition in broadcast spawners by Geoff Parker to postcopulatory mechanisms of reproductive isolation in birds by Murielle Alund, the research that was presented was exciting, inspiring and relevant in our field.
This meeting also presented an opportunity to reunite with beloved collaborators and friends as well as form new acquaintances with fellow reproductive biologists.
We're already looking forward to the next BoS in 2 years time.