The person in this position will work as a member of the Genonics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture, specifically within the Laboratory of Animal Genomics. This individual will primarily support faculty and students within the Laboratory of Animal Genomics but will also provide research support for other UTIA faculty, staff, and students through the execution of methods in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. The selected applicant will be responsible for performing research implementing molecular and genomic methods that will include activities such as RNA/DNA isolation, quantitative PCR, DNA polymorphism analysis, cell culture, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics. The successful candidate also will have the willingness and ability to summarize data, aid in interpretations, and develop materials for publication. The selected applicant will serve as the lab manager, train student workers, and supervise lab activities. Applicants should demonstrate a positive attitude, the ability to work effectively in a team and independently, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to multi-task.
Duties/Responsibilities will include:
Laboratory Experiments > Isolate DNA/RNA/protein from various biological sources > Process biological samples for molecular analyses > Conduct experiments including, but not limited to, in vitro culture, in vivo systems, PCR, RT-qPCR, genotyping, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics analysis. > Operate lab equipment > Prepare culture media, reagents, buffers, solutions, etc > Write technical standard operating procedures
Data management, analysis, and summarization > Execute activities of research projects as planned in a timely manner > Record observations and scientific findings > Organize and maintain data records > Analyze and summarize collected data > Prepare research reports using tables, graphs, charts, powerpoint, and word documents > Assists with manuscript preparation for publication such as proofing and writing
Lab Management > Track use of lab supplies and orders as needed > Manage supply budgets > Consult with vendors > Conduct basic lab safety checks > Maintain lab cleanliness
Technical Support and training > Provide technical support to Department faculty and graduate students > Provide technical training for undergraduate students and other personnel throughout UTIA
Supervision & other duties > Supervise lab activities > Undergraduate students - set schedules, assigns work and approves time sheets as needed > Participate in research meetings > Perform other duties as assigned
Internal Number: 200126
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