Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Responsibilities: 1) Participate in molecular genetic research including DNA, RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, sample preparation for metabolite analysis and DNA sequencing 2) Check results obtained and assist in data interpretation and technical problem-solving. 3) Collect and organize data for research activities. 4) Help with the recruitment of study participants and the collection of samples and surveys. 5) Attend, participate, or present at laboratory meetings. 6) Perform miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned by the PI. 7) To maintain frequent communication with laboratory members, including, if required traveling to destinations to collect samples and data. 8) Manage the equine genomics lab by ensuring that the laboratory is kept up to institutional standards, monitoring inventory, maintaining equipment, and ordering new supplies as needed. 9) Manage the laboratory website and update it with current research studies. 10) Train undergraduate and veterinary students on basic laboratory techniques.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular genetics, molecular or cellular biology, or related fields by start date and have two years of relevant scientific experience or a combination of education and relevant scientific experience totaling 6 years. Must have strong laboratory bench work, familiarity with basic office software (Word, Excel) and strong organizational skills are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Basic laboratory bench techniques (e.g., DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis) are also desired.
Internal Number: 332329
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