Conservation Genetic Lab Technician

The deadline is February 10th.

Title: Conservation Genetics Lab Technician

Agency: Texas A&M University, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources

Location: Dallas, TX

Job Description: Mussel Research Group at Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is looking to hire a highly motivated Lab Technician. The individual will assist research in conservation genetics of freshwater mussels in Texas. Primary job duties include archiving tissue samples, DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing, and fragment analyses; however, the individual should expect occasional field sampling of mussels. Fieldwork includes visual and tactile search for mussels (wading and snorkeling), mussel identification, and data entry. Typical work schedule: 5 days per week, 8 hrs per day. Occasionally, longer workdays may be required to complete field sampling.

Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with others. Applicants should anticipate residing in Dallas, Texas.

Salary: $900 every 2 weeks

Qualifications: Bachelor=92s degree in Biology or related field; experience extracting DNA and PCR; excellent communication skills and competency to work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with strong background in phylogenetics/population genetics, work experience in a molecular genetics laboratory, and/or familiarity with population genetics and phylogenetic analysis software.

Tentative Start Date: February 28, 2017. This position is initially for 4 months; however, it may be extended depending on performance and there is the possibility to switch to a graduate degree at Texas A&M University.

As a single email attachment, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Kentaro Inoue ( Review of applications will start February 10, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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