Research technician in ecological genomics

esearch technician in ecological genomicsA Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in May 2022, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will provide research support and perform organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology.Apply for the position on the Penn State jobs page.The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, physiology, and genomics to study how environment shapes genetic diversity of plants, with goals of learning about basic biology and informing management under environmental change. This Research Technologist will assist with research projects and perform tasks related to laboratory operations and maintenance. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior lab members, the technologist will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include plant phenotyping, DNA or RNA extraction, and other plant growth or molecular laboratory techniques.Responsibilities may also include:–    Data collection from field or growth chamber experiments–    Analysis of data using basic statistics–    Maintenance and organization of laboratory equipment and supplies–    Plant propagation and maintenance 

Essential functions include:–    Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures–    Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments–    Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis–    Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies–    Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media–    Monitors plant growth, collects data or samples, and maintains records 

Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in more than one of the following areas: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, DNA & RNA extraction, plant physiology, molecular biology and genetics, data management or statistical analysis.The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.Additional Information: Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law PosterPA State Labor Law Poster