Job: Columbia_NYC.LabTech.EvolutionaryGenomics

Title: Lab Technician or Manager in Evolutionary Genomics
Start: 2018 Flexible
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B).
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The Eaton lab in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental
Biology seeks to hire a full time lab technician/manager for molecular
laboratory work on plant evolutionary genomics.

The lab’s work investigates the consequences of hybridization for
phylogenetic inference, the evolution of reproductive characters,
speciation, and diversification. Several current projects are aimed at
optimizing genomic library preparation methods for investigating these
types of questions.

The ideal candidate will have experience with DNA extractions and
library preparations, will have a strong interest in evolutionary
genomics, and a meticulous attention to detail. Work in the lab will
involve learning and implementing a diverse array of methods including
DNA extractions, preparation of genomic libraries for Oxford Nanopore,
RAD, WGS, tagmentation, and transcriptomics sequencing; providing
support to or supervising and training students; maintaining lab
databases; and ordering and maintaining supplies. Many opportunities
will be available to contribute towards co-authorship in peer-reviewed

**This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of extension
contingent on successful performance and continued funding.**

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors or Graduate degree in Biological

Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000 depending on qualifications.

Please submit applications and your CV to the Columbia jobs link
Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact Deren
( by email to submit a short personal statement and
to discuss the position.


Deren Eaton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Affiliate Member, Data Science Institute
Columbia University

Deren Eaton <>