The Mower Lab in the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a full-time lab technician position,
starting ASAP. This is a six-month temporary position with the option for
extension for up to 2.5 additional years, contingent on the availability
of grant funds and subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties: The tech will be expected to conduct research on the evolution
of gene function via the development and characterization of transgenic
plants. The research will include assembly of genetic constructs,
genetic transformation of plants, molecular characterization of derived
transformants, and maintenance of transgenic plants grown under greenhouse
conditions. The tech will also be expected to assist with other projects,
as needed, and will be responsible for maintaining the lab, including
ordering of supplies and ensuring EHS compliance.

Requirements: A BS degree in the plant sciences is required, a MS degree
is preferred. One to two years of lab research experience is required,
and prior experience in the area of plant genetic engineering and
molecular biology is desired.

Salary: Approximately $16-17/hour or $36,000-$39,000/year, depending
on qualifications.

Application: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a
CV/resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for two to
three references in a single PDF to jpmower@unl.edu. Job applications
will be reviewed immediately and continuously until a suitable applicant
is identified.

Inquiries about the position should be sent to jpmower@unl.edu.

Jeffrey Mower <jpmower@unl.edu>