Research Aide/ Technician
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Aide/Technician with experience in general molecular lab techniques, plant tissue culture and greenhouse project management. The research program focuses on genetic improvement of cotton using advanced genetic engineering approaches. The successful candidate is goal oriented and enjoys multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and will assist Postdoctoral scientist to develop novel technologies to improve cotton transformation.
Examples of specific tasks: assisting postdoctoral scientist, DNA/RNA extraction, cloning, plant growth media preparation, preparation of common lab reagents/buffers, collecting and handling plant samples from greenhouse or field, monitoring of irrigation, plant propagation, harvesting plots or greenhouse trials, processing samples and recording data, ordering of supplies, extensive documentation, project review, report preparation.
Minimum qualifications: BS in plant science or related field with laboratory experience.
Preferred qualifications: MS in plant science or related field and experience in plant tissue culture, lab and green house management.
Experience: Extensive experience with plant tissue culture is required. Experience with vector construction and molecular characterization of transgenic plants is desirable.
Pay rate: $12 - $15 hourly (25-40 hours per week) commensurate with relevant experience.
Initial deadline for application: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Applicants who meet all the required qualifications should visit the Texas Tech University job application site and search for Requisition ID 22486BR.
For further inquiries or questions related to posting, please contact:Gunvant Patil, Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance (IGCAST), Department of Plant & Soil Science, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, Lubbock, TX, 79409 Email: email@example.com
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