A Research Specialist position is now open in Bonnie Blaimer’s lab in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. The successful candidate will assist in conducting molecular genomics laboratory work and data analyses, as well as support field sampling and collection-based research for several ongoing projects on the diversity and evolution of ants and other Hymenoptera.
Candidates must have a B.S. in Biology, Entomology or related discipline (MSc. preferred). Prior work/research experience in a molecular laboratory, knowledge in insect identification (or a strong interest to learn) and basic experience with linux/mac command line and the R environment are further required. Preference will be given to candidates with bioinformatics skills, such as experience with Python or a different programming language, and advanced knowledge of collection-based research techniques in Entomology, such as specimen identification, preparation, imaging and databasing. We seek an individual with good organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, as well as good physical fitness and willingness to perform field work under variable conditions.
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