About the Department:
You are invited to apply for a position at the quantitative biology group (http://honeycomb.fhcrc.org/) in the division of basic sciences at FHCRC. We are interested in using experimental biology to quantitatively examine "cooperation," because cooperation can be found virtually everywhere: between different cell types (e.g. our body), different individuals (e.g. ant colonies), or different species (e.g. flower-pollinator symbiosis). How can cooperation survive the invasion of cheaters that take but not give? How does cooperation evolve? We plan to study cooperation initially using an engineered system in which two complementary types of yeast cells can only survive when both types are present.
We are looking for a responsible and highly organized individual who desires the fun and challenges of solving complex biological problems. This is ideal for an individual who is interested in doing research in preparation for going to graduate and/or medical school, training new students, and has had exposure to molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, chemistry, or physics. Alternatively, it may also be ideal for an individual who wants to do research in a lab setting and desires to grow with the lab. Comfort with computer programming and ability to analyze complex datasets independently is a big plus.
The incumbent will carry out a project related to evolution and/or quantitative biology. The incumbent will also be responsible for making common reagents for the lab and participating in daily activities and duties of the lab. Finally, the incumbent will aid in the completion of other ongoing projects in the lab as needed. This position offers the opportunity to present substantial research results at conferences and gain authorship in research articles.