BSD HGD – Raghavan Lab
About The Department
The central intellectual theme of our department is to understand the roles of genetics and epigenetics in patterning pheno-typic variation in natural populations and in human evolution, health, and disease.
This job performs assignments related to ongoing laboratory projects on ancient human genomics. Our lab focuses on integrating genomic, anthropological, and archaeological data to reconstruct populations histories of South Asian and other global populations. The candidate for this position will aid in collating data from all three sources by performing laboratory and analytical population genetics research along with literature review of anthropological and archaeological sources. They will need to work effectively in a team environment, including coordinating with international collaborators. They will contribute to data generation, analysis, and writing articles, reports, and manuscripts. They will also perform day-to-day organizational tasks to ensure smooth running of our ancient and modern genomics laboratories.
- Prepares ancient and present-day tissue samples for DNA sequencing for various ongoing lab projects.
- Performs population genetics analyses on generated data.
- Keeps meticulous records of laboratory and analytical research in the group digital notebook.
- Finds ways to integrate archaeological and anthropological information in the population genetics models and writes reports to highlight this work.
- Contributes to tracking and ordering reagents and consumables, keeping both the laboratories organized, and deep cleaning the ancient genomics laboratory.
- Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
- Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
- Attention to detail.
- Organizational skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Lab setting.
- Resume/CV (required)
- Cover Letter (preferred)
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
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