Molecular biologist at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (USA) ~

23 de julio de 2014

Molecular biologist at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (USA)

The Fish and Wildlife Disease lab at The Research Foundation of the State
University of New York for the College of Environmental Science and Forestry
(ESF) is seeking to fill a full-time appointment for a Senior Research
Support Specialist (molecular biologist) to work on 2 projects: 1)
Population genetics and genetic identification of wildlife species from
non-invasive samples (80%), and 2) molecular biology and strain typing of
Mycobacterium species from laboratory zebrafish (20%). The Senior Research
Support specialist will work on molecular biology projects led by Dr.
Christopher Whipps working with a team of faculty and graduate students
(Whipps lab; Cohen lab; Ryan lab  This
position will require strong organization, communication, and math skills;
also must be able to handle high volume testing accurately and effectively
and work with biological tissues and infectious agents safely.

Brief Description of Duties: DNA extraction from tissues, cultures, and
scats; running and modifying PCR assays for genotyping microsatellites from
cottontail rabbits and other wildlife species; PCR-RFLP assays for species
identification of rabbits and bacteria; preparation for DNA sequencing and
sequence analysis; troubleshooting microsatellite genotyping data; ordering
supplies; assisting graduate and undergraduate students with research;
general laboratory management.

Required Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Microbiology or
related fields; experience in DNA extraction techniques and PCR.

Preferred Qualifications: A strong background in population genetics,
laboratory management, and microbiology. Genetics techniques including
optimizing and troubleshooting PCR, and genetic analysis. Experience with
isolation of bacteria from animal tissues, bacterial culture media
preparation, growth and preservation of cultures, bacteriological staining
and biochemical techniques.

Application Deadline:  Although applications will be accepted until the
position is filled, candidates should submit their application by August 1,
2014 to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Employment application is required to be submitted
on-line at  Attach cover letter, curriculum vitae,
resume and contact information for three employment references.

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