Job Openings

Love worms and want to serve your community?

The CGC and Rougvie lab are seeking scientist(s) with significant molecular biology skills and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing experience to design and develop tools for the C. elegans community and to help generate and validate transgenic strains. Please contact us at or if you have questions about any of these positions.

Candidates at all levels will be considered (PhD, MS, BS).

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Researcher 4: Job ID 355205

A molecular biologist is sought to execute and coordinate two research projects to generate genomic tools for the Caenorhabditis elegans research community. Responsibilities will include target selection and design and execution of cloning strategies to inactivate protein coding genes in C. elegans using Crispr-Cas9 technologies. The researcher will orchestrate database management and coordinate various aspects of the project leading to generation and validation of the genome engineered strains, culminating with their deposit into the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC) for distribution to researchers worldwide. A second project will involve the design and systematic evaluation of new generation fluorescent proteins for their usefulness in C. elegans.

Researcher 2: Job ID 355204

Successful candidate will perform molecular biology experiments to support a Crispr-Cas9 project to generate gene-inactivating mutations in C. elegans genes. Work will include building, and validating plasmids, preparation of additional reagents for transgenesis, PCR validation of transgenic animals, and genetic balancing of lethal mutations.