Temporary Technician-Insect Molecular Biology/Toxicology Entomology Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ithaca, NY 14853
Dr. Jeffrey Scott's research lab in the Department of Entomology is seeking a full-time temporary research technician. We are looking for an energetic, responsible, and detail oriented person with knowledge and experience in molecular biology, with an emphasis on insects. More information about the lab can be found at http://blogs.cornell.edu/scott. Responsibilities include rearing of insects, molecular analysis of phenotypes using PCR and RT-qPCR, and insecticide bioassays.
This is a 30-40 hour per week, 6-month, benefits eligible appointment with possible extension pending available funding and successful performance.
Bachelor's degree or other formal training program of four years or equivalent in Biology, Genetics, or related Life Sciences, as well as some practical background in toxicology, molecular biology, and entomology is required. More than one year, but less than two years of experience or equivalent are preferred. Experience with insect rearing, PCR, RT-qPCR and cloning are highly desired. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Individual needs to be motivated and enthusiastic about working in a group environment. Candidates must have an ability to work independently, as well as part of a research team and must be able to lift 20-50 pounds. Applicants need a demonstrated ability to multitask and balance priorities when necessary, and must be able to carry out experiments to completion with moderate guidance. Candidates must be punctual and self-motivated, with a working knowledge of MS Office software programs.
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