Reporting to the Associate Professor in the department of Horticulture & Crop Sciences, the Research Assistant 2 B/H provides support for the both the soybean breeding and genetics laboratory and the evolutionary ecology of agricultural plants laboratory; conducts laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies related to both laboratories; collects phenotypic and genetic (molecular marker) data; summarizes and analyzes data; procures and maintains laboratory equipment and supplies; ensures safety codes and standard operating procedures are up to date and followed; assists with preparation of manuscripts and publications; provides mentoring and training to undergraduate student employees and other laboratory personnel.
Bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong understanding of genetics and plant growth. Experience with basic molecular laboratory skills. Excellent organizational skills and good oral and written communication.
Laboratory management experience. Experience with environmental health and safety. Experience growing plants in a lab and greenhouse setting. Ability to work with large datasets and some bioinformatics experience. Experience with sequence analysis, genotyping, and expression analysis. Experience with statistical analyse.
Target Salary: $13.50 - $14.50 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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