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Research Assistant - Biology

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Research Assistant - Biology position. The Research Assistant- Biology is a full-time, 9 month term position, starting at $18.82- commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

This is a research assistant position in Biology, where the primary responsibilities involve assisting with studies in the laboratory and greenhouse. The particular research project involves a fungal disease of plants, which provides a safe study model or advances questions in the ecology of infectious disease. The research has been funded by the NIH - Ecology, and Evolution of Infectious Disease Program, through the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, and to the Fogarty Center. The main activities include growth plants and fungi in the context of large experiments, with additional efforts in documentation, data collection, and data analysis.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

- Establish experimental studies and materials
- Collecting data
- Initial summary statistical analyses
- Literature and database search for comparable results of other studies

Working with PI Hood using lab and greenhouse techniques
- Maintenance, storage, and inventory of lab biological collections
- Preparation of culture media or plant growth substrates
- Deconstruct experimental materials

Lab management and activity documentation


  • B.A. in Biology
  • Experience with experimental studies in plant-fungal interaction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Skill at troubleshooting laboratory techniques
  • Commitment to working with a diverse community

  • Experience with experimental studies in plant-fungal interaction

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2022-06-18 Expires: 2022-07-19

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