Advanced student technician position in MARS

I’m looking for a new technician to work in MARS. We are a core service facility that focuses on medium and high throughput sample processing and next gen sequencing. This position would be really good for a student who’s had some molecular lab experience beyond just classes, is comfortable juggling many tasks, and is a fearless learner. If you have a particular student in mind that is looking for experience in a different kind of molecular lab or you manage a listserv, please forward this announcement. The job link and description are below.
Job Description
The MARS Facility has an opening for a Research Technician.  The technician will be responsible for sample processing from intake, next gen sequencing of libraries, and data analysis under the supervision of the facility scientist.  The position will be up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session, increasing to up to 40 hours per week when there are no classes.  We are looking for a student who can work at the MARS Facility for at least 1 year, starting in March 2017. Internship, independent research, and training opportunities maybe possible as well.
Job Requirements
Required qualifications:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to track multiple work flows simultaneously
  • Self-directed after initial training phase
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience with molecular techniques
  • Able to commit to at least one year of student employment.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working with 10s or 100s of samples, DNA/RNA extraction, MiSeq, genome assembly, characterization of microbial communities by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and comfortable working with command line scripts and SQL
If you are interested and meet ALL of the required qualifiactions, submit a cover letter and CV (as a PDF) throug the online system.