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Lab technician position: Circular RNAs in Alzheimer’s disease

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Lab technician position: Circular RNAs in Alzheimer’s disease
Requisition Number DU06742
Department Name 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.00/hr.
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time. Repetitive motion.



Job Summary

A lab-tech position in Molecular Biology is available for a gap year student or any individual with a strong desire to learn and do research in the Stamm lab. The work involves a project that can be used for an experimental thesis.

The position is ideal for a gap year student seeking more experience prior to applying to medical or graduate school (i.e gap year student with a bachelor).

The person should work ideally 40 hrs/week, a minimum of 30 hrs/week. Payment is $11 /hour.

The project is centered on circular RNAs generated from the human tau locus that could be involved in Alzheimer’s disease (see Welden et al. 2018, PMID: 29729314).

Please also visit our website www.stamms-lab.net

The work involves modern molecular biology techniques, such as Gibson cloning, RT-PCR, Western Blots, cell culture and gene expression. In addition, lab organization (media, ordering) should be performed.

Previous undergrad students (underlined) got their names on papers, which can be used for future grad/med school applications:

Welden JR, van Doorn J, Nelson PT, Stamm S. The human MAPT locus generates circular RNAs. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2018.PubMed PMID: 29729314.

Falaleeva M, Welden JR, Duncan MC, Stamm S. C/D-box snoRNAs form methylating and non methylating ribonucleoprotein complexes: old dogs show new tricks. Bioessays. 2017;39(6).PubMed PMID: 28505386.

Thurman M, van Doorn J, Danzer B, Webb TR, Stamm S. Changes in Alternative Splicing as Pharmacodynamic Markers for Sudemycin D6. Biomark Insights. 2017;12:1177271917730557.PubMed PMID: 28932105.

Please apply at UK Jobs and send a short (2 page max) CV and a statement of interest to
Stefan Stamm, Stefan@stamms-lab.net
and Justin Welden, justin.welden@uky.edu

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 07/06/2020
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Posted: 2020-06-24 Expires: 2020-07-24

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