Research Technician III Description (2 positions available)
A full time research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. C. Neal Stewart within the Department of Plant Sciences and affiliated with the Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology. This position is grant-funded and continued employment contingent upon funding. The researcher will assist in the improvement of plants through genetic engineering and synthetic biology to help address real world challenges in agriculture and the environment. A qualified candidate must be to able assist in performing PCR, plasmid DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digestions, gel extractions, yeast transformation, plant transformation, preparation of media and buffers, plant care, and other tasks as needed.
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