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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology- UW-Madison
Full time Positions
starts at $36,000 annual + benefits
Last Date to Apply
The Peery Lab is looking for a laboratory technician to assist in a molecular study on barred owls, under the guidance of the PI and laboratory manager. The candidate will work on a study investigating the diet and population demography of barred owls in California; however, opportunity may arise to explore other research questions. Procedures include: DNA extraction and quantification, PCR, qPCR, and library preparation for sequencing on the MiSeq and HiSeq Illumina platforms.
The candidate will be responsible for sample cataloging, storage and the upkeep and maintenance of the sample database.
Responsibilities will include participation in molecular laboratory cleaning and maintenance. It is expected that the research specialists will be an active participant in the laboratory and attend and present at laboratory meetings. Additional responsibilities may include assistance on other projects in the molecular laboratory and bioinformatic analysis of sequence data.
Masters degree (MSc) preferred, but will consider Bachelors degree, in genetics, zoology, or related field required. At least one-year experience in a molecular research laboratory is required. Demonstrated ability in molecular biology techniques including next-generation sequencing, database maintenance, and ability to learn new techniques is highly desired.
Applicant must have current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing qualifications relevant to the positions and three professional references.
Applicants should apply at: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498986/research-specialist-peery
Applications close at 11:55PM on 14 October 2018.
UW-Madison is an AA/EEO employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability.
Any questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Emily Fountain, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-265-2228