Surfrider Foundation Graduate Research Assistantship at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Agency
University of Hawaii at Manoa & Surfrider Foundation
Location
University of Hawaii at Manoa, St. John Plant Science Lab, 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
Step 08 - $22,140 annual @ 20hrs per week (0.5% FTE). Includes full tuition waiver and access to health care.
Last Date to Apply
01/30/2022
Description
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT MARINE MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY Position Title: Graduate Research Assistant Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa, St. John Plant Science Lab, 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822 PI: Dr. Daniel Jenkins - Department of Molecular Biosciences & BioEngineering CO PI: Dr. Daniel Amato - Marine Biology Graduate Program Starting Date: Spring 2022 Semester UH position #: pending Minimum Starting Salary: Step 08 - $22,140 annual @ 20hrs per week (0.5% FTE). Includes full tuition waiver and access to health care. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Assist with water sample collection at various coastal areas 2. Assist with water sample preparation including DNA extraction in a Biosafety level 2 lab 3. Perform bacterial culture and DNA amplification experiments with fecal indicator bacteria 4. Record and interpret results experiments 5. Assist PI with development of new LAMP assays for fecal indicator bacteria 6. Assist PI with writing and publication of papers for journal submissions 7. Perform other duties as assigned. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please reply to the email address below with a short summary of your previous experience and scientific interests, a current CV, and names/contact information for at least two professional references. Dr. Daniel Amato Affiliate Faculty – Marine Biology Graduate Program University of Hawai'i at Manoa Email: dwamato@hawaii.edu
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (MQs): 1. Must be a classified degree-seeking student in a MS or PhD program 2. Must be in good academic standing and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above; 3. Have some education or experience in Microbiology 4. Demonstrated competency in general computer programs (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 5. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines 6. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with others 7. Interest in coastal water quality and reef/human health Desirable Qualifications: 1. Background in molecular biology, biotechnology, and/or bioinformatics 2. Prior experience with LAMP or PCR 3. Prior experience with DNA extraction from water samples 4. Prior research and data analysis experience 5. Experience in a biosafety level 2 lab 6. Doctoral student
Contact Person
Dr. Daniel Amato
Contact eMail
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