ADN ambiental para estudiar biodiversidad de mamíferos en África: trabaja como técnico de investigación ~

8 de agosto de 2022

ADN ambiental para estudiar biodiversidad de mamíferos en África: trabaja como técnico de investigación

Oferta compartida por Nuria

A research technician position is available at the Institute of Biology, University of Graz, Austria. The position is planned to start on October 1st, 2022 on a 20 hours/week basis and fixed-term for 1 year (with the possibility to extend for a second year). The successful candidate will contribute to the recently started FWF project: The dynamics of environmental DNA in subtropical waterholes: Uncovering the potential of aquatic eDNA to infer African terrestrial mammal biodiversity.

  • Perform molecular genetic analyses on environmental DNA (eDNA) and tissue samples, including:
  • eDNA extractions from filtered water samples and sediment samples, and DNA extraction from tissue samples.
  • Real-time PCR (especially TaqMan qPCR)
  • Conventional end-point PCR
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Metabarcoding library preparation for HT-sequencing
  • Training of bachelor and/or master students in laboratory processes
Qualifications required
  • Methodological knowledge in relevant laboratory processes (DNA extractions, PCR, Sanger sequencing, qPCR. Experience with HT library preparation is an advantage).
  • Ability to process samples with utmost cleanliness and care and under clean room conditions
  • Ability to work independently as well as troubleshoot and optimize laboratory processes
  • Experience in processing non-invasive samples, such as fecal or eDNA samples, especially from mammals, is an advantage.
  • Completed bachelor studies in biology/microbiology/molecular biology/zoology or similar desirable
  • Competence in written and spoken English is required, competence in German is advantageous for living in Graz but not required for the position.
Application documents:
  • Cover letter with short personal introduction (less than a A4 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of any university degrees
  • Proof of any scientific publications, if available
Call open until August 20th, 2022
Please send any inquiries and/or applications to:

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