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The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a highly qualified Laboratory Technician 2 (NE H SEIU Local 925 Non Supv) in the Di Stilio Lab. This role contributes to the success of the investigation of the evolution of flowering gene function in various plant model systems (a flowering plant, a fern and a gymnosperm) through research assignments, lab maintenance, and collaboration with other lab members.
ABOUT THE LAB The Di Stilio lab investigates the evolution and development of plants, focusing on the genetic basis of key innovations. You can find out more about the lab online: The Di Stilio lab.
RESPONSIBILITIES This position will support and conduct scientific research as specified in two projects funded by NSF. Responsibilities include
Perform general molecular biology laboratory tasks, including nucleic acid extractions, PCR, electrophoresis and cloning following established protocols.
Conduct plant tissue culture and phenotyping of experimental plants, following training period, and keep detailed records of observations
Lab Maintenance and Inventory (25%)
Perform general lab maintenance such as autoclaving
Ordering and restocking supplies and solutions
Provide a supportive environment for students and other researchers.
Attend weekly lab meeting
Meet regularly with PI There may be options to develop a side project and/or mentor undergraduate student, if desired.
One year of college with course work emphasizing laboratory science; OR one year's experience as Laboratory Technician I, or equivalent. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences or a related field
One to three years of related experience to perform the role successfully
Experience in plant culture
Basic knowledge or interest in botany, evolution and/or evo-devo
Academic or biotechnology career goals
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