Position and/or Unit Overview: The mission of the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology is to conduct fundamental research and provide education in plant and microbial biology. The laboratory of professor George Weiblen supports a variety of basic and applied research in the plant sciences. This researcher position is associated with a project aiming to develop diagnostic DNA testing for plant breeding and certifying new plant varieties. We seek assistance in laboratory benchwork, growth chamber experiments, and plant care.
Duties/Responsibilities: Duties include DNA isolation, PCR and DNA sequencing of plant materials (40%), data entry and record keeping (10%), growth chamber seed germination experiments (10%), plant care (10%), assisting various laboratory and field projects as needed (20%).
*This is a 75%, temporary appointment expected from December 2019 to September 2020.
Required Qualifications – Bachelor's degree in a field of life science or equivalent combination of education and experience to equal four years. Attention to details, English proficiency, ability to work individually, & prior experience performing PCR and DNA sequencing. Applies knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience applying DNA technology in laboratory research especially in diagnostic testing, medicine, pathology, or forensics. Prior experience with plant care.
Internal Number: 334152
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