Research Technician: Plant-fungal Interactions

The research technician position is a one year, full-time (with benefits and possible extension) position, beginning October 1, 2018. The technician will assist in field and greenhouse-based research in plant ecology based out of Bard College, Annandale, NY. The project is focused on plant-soil interactions, and work involves seed germination trials, fungal culturing, vegetation surveys, and greenhouse-based experiments. Opportunities for learning DNA sequencing will exist, but experience is not required. The technician will be responsible for coordinating daily operations, maintaining equipment, recording data, and managing undergraduate researcher teams.  Proficiency with data management in Excel is necessary, and experience conducting statistical analyses in R is desirable. This job also requires the ability to conduct physically rigorous work in a variety of weather conditions, and occasional out-of-state travel. The technician must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Master’s degree preferred. At minimum, technician must have a bachelor’s degree in biology or allied fields, a valid driver’s license, and experience conducting or managing research projects. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Cathy Collins through (linked via the Bard College employment website).