This position provides technical and administrative support for an evolutionary biology research group. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining colonies of experimental insects and culturing fungus resources for experiments. This position involves residential fieldwork at the Mountain Lake Biological Station during the summer months that includes observational sampling in all weather and sometimes at night. Incumbent is responsible for database management including data collection, entry, analysis, presentation, and analysis and transcription of video records of behavior. Other special tasks may include DNA extraction, isolation and preparation, PCR and sequencing reactions including microsatellite analysis, primer development, and other genetic analyses. Husbandry and handling of reptiles and amphibians may be required. Cleans and maintains experimental equipment and cages and is responsible for day-to-day administration of the laboratory including: training and coordination of student personnel associated with video analysis and data entry, and purchasing and receiving of laboratory supplies. Incumbent interacts with and assists other laboratories with similar techniques.
Lab and Research Technician 2 employees provide increasingly complex technical support for projects and may engage in increasingly complex scientific experiments. May handle more sophisticated administrative and logistical tasks. Lab and Research Technician 2 employees operate under supervision with a degree of independence when following set protocols and procedures.
Internal Number: R0003458
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