Laboratory Technician, Santa Barbara, CA

Agency
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$18-$21 per hour, DOE
Start Date
02/22/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/19/2021
Website
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/4f43a30f-d670-4637-b940-196312db5039/SANTA-BARBARA-BOTANIC-GARDEN-INC
Description
The Laboratory Technician assists with a wide range of lab and office work supporting the inventory, conservation, and restoration of California’s flora and ecological communities. Occasional field work may also be required. This full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position reports to the Conservation Geneticist. Essential Duties: • Perform routine molecular genetics lab work, including: o DNA extraction o DNA quantitation o Gel electrophoresis o PCR o Assist with additional laboratory tasks as assigned (including high-throughput library preparations) • Prepare, database, and help maintain dried plant tissues for SBBG tissue bank; o Coordinate with collectors to obtain necessary meta-data when accessions are made by SBBG collectors; • Enter data, and maintain SBBG DNA database; • Upload genetic data to publicly available databases (GenBank, BOLD); • Assist with analyses and report preparation; • Assist and manage volunteers as needed;
Qualifications
Knowledge and Abilities: • Working knowledge of basic molecular genetic techniques; • Experience with and knowledge of basic taxonomic principles in botany; • Knowledge of and experience with the California flora (preferred, not required); • Ability to follow instructions, work successfully with others, and work independently with minimal supervision; • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills; • Manual dexterity sufficient to preform laboratory work and prepare plant tissue specimens; • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; • Computer proficiency including ability to use Microsoft Access, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and ability to learn new computer programs as necessary including Geneious, BOLDsystems; • Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with peers at SBBG and other institutions; • Support for the Garden’s mission and goals. Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in biology, ecology, botany, environmental science, conservation biology, or closely related area; • Master’s degree (preferred, not required) or two or more full‐time years (or equivalent) of relevant experience. Certificates and Licenses: • Must have valid California Driver License and maintain an acceptable driving record. Physical Requirements: Must be capable of occasional strenuous physical work including: • Sitting for up to 2.0 hours at a time and using computer for lengthy periods • Standing/walking for extended periods of time • Bending, squatting, and walking stairs • Safely lifting and carrying 40 lbs. • Rigors of an outdoor work environment, including temperature fluctuations, rain, dust, allergens, poison oak, insects, wild animals, steep slopes, and sun exposure.
Contact Person
Jill Freeland
Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.