Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Service Maintenance
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Dept of Biological Sciences
High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent with at least three years of experience in a laboratory at a university, college or related area. Bachelor's degree preferred. Previous experience with isolation of antibiotic producing soil isolates, making bacteriological media, and experience working with bio safety level 2 (BSL-2) pathogens.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs under supervision, a wide variety of routine and technical tasks including maintaining and operating a laboratory for a research project or grant.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Interprets and applies routine but moderately complex directives requiring judgment, attention, and care to tasks such as, but not necessarily limited to: supervising student personnel, establishing procedures, maintaining inventory, ordering supplies, equipment maintenance and repair, sanitation, security, and compliance with university and governments procedures, standards, rules and regulations. Transports, processes, analyzes, and archives samples. Prepares analysis involving the isolation of bacteria from soil, human and plant pathogens at bio safety level 2 (BSL-2), and DNA extraction of isolates. Performs molecular analysis of whole bacterial genomes and uses bioinformatics to annotate genetic data. Consults with the Principal Investigator regarding laboratory procedures and evaluation of collected data. Prepares data for dissemination (presentation, articles). Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 24358
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.