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O'Brien Laboratory Research Assistant

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Date: Thu, Mar 05, 2020 04:09 PM

The O'Brien lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is seeking applicants for a part time research assistant available immediately. The O'Brien lab studies adult organ renewal and stem cell dynamics in the adult Drosophila intestine. We use multiple confocal imaging techniques to study how adult stem cells function in real time to maintain the correct balance of differentiated cells in the organ. The listed position is to assist in data analysis for a project on how the rates of intestinal cell fate decisions are dynamically regulated in order to maintain tissue homeostasis. For more information about the O'Brien lab please visit:

We are looking for 1-2 people to help with data analysis from in vivo movies of the Drosophila intestine. Specifically, to start the assistant will be helping with live cell tracking using the software IMARIS. This position is largely computer based and remote work is possible. Approximate time commitment is likely around 10-15 hours per week. Work hours are flexible and evening hours would actually be helpful once training is complete. Compensation will be $17/hour.

Applicants should be highly dependable, organized and meticulous. General understanding of cell biology and stem cells helpful but not required. Prior experience with digital image analysis software or coding also encouraged but not required.

If interested, please email Erin Sanders at with a resume, current transcript and cover letter.

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