Medicinal Plant Genetics Laboratory Assistant (AuthenTechnologies LLC, Albany, CA)

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AuthenTechnologies LLC is a fast-growing start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in DNA botanical identity testing for the natural product, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. In addition to providing contract-testing services to some of the nation’s top companies, we are performing novel research in medicinal herb authentication using DNA technologies. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individual to assist with numerous aspects of the company including: performance of genetic laboratory procedures such as DNA extractions, amplifications, and preparation of samples for microsatellite and DNA-sequencing analyses; maintenance of records and data; development of genetic botanical authentication methods; performance of botanical species identifications (using morphology and DNA); and preparation and sampling of herbarium voucher specimens. Applicant must have experience working in a laboratory as well as knowledge of botanical taxonomy and genetic methods, with a B.A./B.S. or M.A/M.S. in botany or biological sciences preferred. More information on AuthenTechnologies can be found at

This is a part-time, independent contract position with hourly pay commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates please email resume, letter of interest, and a list of three references to Danica Harbaugh Reynaud at  no later than 18 May 2012. [Posted 3 May 2012]

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