Job: Clemson Lab Technician, Plant Evolution Ecology

Clemson Department of Biological Sciences

Clemson, South Carolina

Koski Lab

The Koski Lab studies the evolutionary ecology of plant reproduction and is hiring a lab technician/manager to oversee daily lab operations ( Primary duties of the lab technician will be to assist in setting up equipment (microscopes, molecular equipment, spectrophotometers etc.), and collect data for lab-, greenhouse- and field-based experiments. Supervision of undergraduates and coordination with graduate students and the PI are required, so strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must. The manager should also have strong organizational skills as management of large datasets, and curation of lab protocols will be necessary. The Koski Lab and Clemson University are committed to building a culturally diverse community.

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Duties and Responsibilities:

•                    Plant maintenance and propagation (watering, fertilizing, cloning, potting, labeling etc.)

•                    Assist with ordering and setting up lab equipment and supplies

•                    Collection of phenotypic and molecular data

•                    Organization and management of datasets

•                    Supervision of undergraduate researchers


·         Bachelors degree in a relevant field of study

·         Research experience in a biology lab or lab of similar field


·         Bachelors degree in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Biology, Plant Sciences, Environmental Sciences

·         Skill in basic molecular techniques

·         Ability to coordinate with and communicate with lab personnel

·         Strong experience with data management

·         Solid understanding of various biological systems

·         Strong troubleshooting/problem solving and analytical skills

·         Strong project management skills

·         Ability to manage multiple projects amid shifting priorities

·         Ability to work independently and in group settings

How to Apply:


Lab Specialist – 104550

Applications will be reviewed on September 18, 2019.

Contact Matt Koski,, with any questions.

Matthew Koski

Assistant Professor

Clemson University

Dept. of Biological Sciences