Apply now Job no: 505921 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 191001 - Northern Gulf Institute Location: Miami, FL Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Apr 24 2023
The Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University is hiring a Laboratory Technologist to support a global plankton biodiversity monitoring effort. This position is based at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida. This lab technologist position will primarily involve molecular biology laboratory work, but will also provide opportunities for seagoing field work and bioinformatics computational work. Some experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques (e.g., pipetting, PCR, gel electrophoresis) is expected, but ample learning opportunities for growth and development will be provided. The successful applicant will contribute to investigating patterns of global plankton/eDNA biodiversity in sustained monitoring efforts Bio-GO-SHIP and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON).
Salary Grade: 13
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Extract DNA from environmental samples. • Perform PCR on environmental DNA samples. • Perform gel electrophoresis on PCR-amplified DNA. • Prepare and submit DNA samples for sequencing. • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook documenting all lab work. • Expected to routinely meet with supervisor, advisors and laboratory users (NOAA and Cooperative Institute scientists, as well as interns).
• B.S. degree in the marine sciences, biology, bioengineering, or related field. • One year of experience in molecular biology lab work, for example, PCR, DNA extraction, and gel electrophoresis. • Strong organizational and communications skills.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
May occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and could have opportunities to participate in fieldwork that could require movement across uneven environmental terrain such as beach sand, shallow waters, or work aboard small boats or research vessels.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: https:// explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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Advertised: Apr 24 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close: