Lab technician position in eco-epidemiology

The Diuk-Wasser in the Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology is looking to hire a full time lab technician/manager for molecular and field work on tick-borne disease pathogens.

The lab’s work focuses on studying the ecology of tick-borne pathogens by collecting field samples during the summer months, conducting quantitative PCR and tissue culture and animal-tick transmission experiments during the academic year. The technician would assist in all these activities, help order reagents for the lab as well as help coordinate and prepare for the field sampling season.

The ideal candidate will have experience with DNA extractions and quantitative PCR, will have previous field experience (not necessarily collecting ticks) and have experience working with laboratory animals (optional).

Minimum qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in the biological sciences

Experience working in a molecular laboratory and some field experience.

Essential Functions

1.      Strong organizational skills evidenced in recommendation letters.

2.      Molecular experience: DNA extraction, quantitative PCR.

3.      Field experience

4.      Laboratory animal experience (optional)

Candidates can apply here: