Position InformationPosting Number PG193712TM
Position Number 15SPP108 Position Type Temporary Essential Job Duties
Somatic embryogenesis initiation, culturing, cloning and transformation.
Is Time Limited Yes If Yes, Appointment Length 8 Months
Department InformationJob City & State Raleigh, NC
Department Forestry and Environmental Resources
System InformationClassification Title Temporary-Technical/Paraprofessional
Working Title Temporary Research Lab TechnicianPosition Information
Requirements and PreferencesWork Schedule Variable depending on schedule and current project activities
Assist the Principal Investigator (PI), graduate students, post-docs, and technicians in somatic embryogenesis initiation, maintenance, and transformation. The technician will also be cloning genes into plant transformation systems. Work may involve driving to field locations to assist with assessing trials, clone banks, and seed orchards. They will participate in regular lab meetings and check-in meetings with PI to update progress.
Completed BS in Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences. At least 1 year of experience in a molecular biology lab performing tissue culture and media preparation.
Department Required Skills
Experience working with conifer tissue culture is required, including: Initiation of somatic embryos by dissecting immature conifer seeds, maintaining initiated cultures, and transferring cultures to maturation media and taking cultures through the maturation protocol. Experience with tissue culture media preparation, excellent sterile technique and familiarity with autoclave usage is necessary. A molecular biology background involving PCR and molecular techniques is required as well as experience with conifer biology.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
At least 1 years of experience in lab-based research, knowledge of conifers and sterile tissue culture technique.
Required License or Certification
Valid Driver's license
Valid NC Driver's License required? No Commercial Driver's License Required? NoRecruitment
Recruitment DetailsAnticipated Hiring Range $16.00 per hour
Recruitment DatesJob Open Date 08/22/2023
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