Applications are invited for a full-time research technician in the Spigler

lab in the Biology Department, Temple University in Philadelphia,

PA.=A0General research areas in the laboratory include plant ecology,

evolution, and genetics, with emphasis on the evolutionary ecology of plant

reproductive systems. The technician will assist in an NSF-funded research

project on the demographic impacts of variation in plant mating systems. The

technician is expected to carry out greenhouse and field studies. Duties

will include: extensive fieldwork throughout the year; plant care in

greenhouse; data collection and organization; supervising undergraduate

researchers; and general lab maintenance.=A0Although the technician will be

based at Temple University, frequent travel to Boyce, VA (Blandy

Experimental Farm of UVA), with overnight stays of up to 2 months (in the

summer time), is required. Fieldwork will require long days initiating

experimental populations, collecting demographic data, and performing


Anticipated start date is August or September 2017.=A0 This is a full-time

one-year position with the possibility of extension subject to performance

review.=A0Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a BS or BA in biology, ecology,

genetics, horticulture/plant sciences, or similar and must have field

experience, a valid driver=92s license and ability/willingness to travel. The

ideal candidate will have previous experience working with plants, excellent

organizational skills and attention to detail, and an ability to work well

with and supervise undergraduate students. Experience with basic molecular

techniques (DNA extraction, PCR) is preferred.

Interested? Please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact

information for 3 references to For more

information on the lab, please visit