Job Summary

The successful candidate will support researchers in the lab of Dr. Val Watts.  The position will provide support in managing laboratory inventory, ordering lab equipment and supplies, managing laboratory stocks of chemicals and reagents, and assisting lab staff with experiments.  This position will be expected to prepare and purify proteins, maintain cell stocks and DNA plasmids, run second messenger (e.g. cAMP and beta arrestin) and receptor binding assays, develop new assays, perform adenylyl cyclase regulation studies and maintain cell culture. This person will also be involved in animal studies with mice. This position will also maintain records for laboratory including safety training and biohazards protocols.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry or related field
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Good communications skills with ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet deadlines
  • Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions
  • Capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to carefully document research findings
  • Ability to work safely and accurately in a laboratory setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


Additional Information:

  • Due to Purdue’s Winter Recess, applications will not be reviewed until after we return on January 3, 2022
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits visit: https://bit.ly/3zA1Qxb
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply