Lab Technician - Molecular evolutionary genetics, Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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We seek a highly motivated lab technician to join the lab of Dr. Ashley N. Egan at East Carolina University, an active lab investigating population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and phylogenetics of legume and invasive species. For an outline of current and prospective projects in the lab, please go to Applicants must have experience with PCR and DNA sequencing and/or microsatellite genotyping. Responsibilities include DNA extractions, sequencing and genotyping of plant samples, database entry and archiving and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an appropriate field such as Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, or Genetics, PLUS demonstrated research experience that included performing DNA extractions and PCR, and facility with standard computer software programs. Experience with microsatellite genotyping and/or DNA sequencing is required. Applicants should be US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s degree or demonstrated experience in the field. This is a full time 1-yr position with possibility of renewal. Applications are being accepted immediately and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should submit (via email) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position and reason for interest, CV, and letters from three references detailing the applicant’s level of experience with DNA sequencing and/or genotyping, and overall capabilities working in a laboratory setting to [Posted 23 June 2012]

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