Job: UMaryland.ResAssist.MarinePopGenetics

Research Assistant
> The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
> (UMCES) is seeking applicants for a faculty research assistant
> at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) in the Plough Laboratory
> ( Cambridge MD.
> The position will be a full-time Faculty Research Assistant (BA or
> BS degree required) in support of grant-funded projects related to the
> population genetic analyses of estuarine and marine animals, particularly
> invertebrates (blue crabs, oysters, and zooplankton).  Laboratory duties
> will include tissue preservation and DNA extraction, environmental DNA
> sampling, quantitative PCR and analysis, and preparation of genomic
> libraries for next-generation sequencing (NGS). The technician may also
> be involved in field work (local) collecting animals on small craft or
> from shore, and will assist with finfish care and shellfish culturing
> at HPL. Finally, the technician will be expected to assist in data
> organization/analysis and preparation of reports/manuscripts.
> Field work may include light duty lifting (50 pounds), work on small boats
> (25 ft) and walking short distances between sample sites in lightly or
> heavily wooded areas.
> Routine lab work may include the use of chemicals that require gloves,
> proper clothing, and eye protection.
> Required skills include: laboratory experience in molecular genetics
> (e.g. PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction; ideally in
> a research setting), handling of large datasets in spreadsheets, and
> familiarity/experience with bio statistical analysis using software such
> as R or similar. A willingness to be in the field for short periods
> of time (day trips) and to manage live cultures of larvae or fish is
> also required.
> Ideal applicants will have some prior experience preparing next
> generation sequencing libraries and some familiarity with UNIX/Linux
> for command-line processing of genomic data sets. Some experience with
> animal culture or care (especially larval shellfish culture) is also a
> plus. Funding is currently available for two years with additional time
> possible dependent on future funding. Salary will be commensurate with
> experience and a comprehensive benefits package is available.
> To apply, please visit:
> To receive full consideration, apply by December 23nd, 2019.
> UMCES is an AA/EOE institution. Individuals with disabilities, veterans,
> women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
> Thank you,
> Addie C. Cropper
> Human Resources Associate II
> UMCES Horn Point Lab
> 410.221.8241