Research Technologist I

East Lansing MI
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The research technician will conduct greenhouse and growth chamber experiments; participate in field work projects in Michigan; extract DNA and RNA from plant samples; conducts controlled crosses between plants; organize equipment and supplies in a molecular lab; organize germplasm collections; follows established procedures in performing tests and assays in order to generate and record data for later analysis by other researchers; assists in compiling test results for future composition of reports, publications and presentation by other researchers; operates, maintains, monitors research instruments and equipment; orders supplies and equipment in order to build and maintain inventories; prepares solutions for molecular biological applications; supervises and instructs students in performance of basic laboratory techniques; cleans, prepares and stores glassware and materials used in experiments by washing.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require the appropriate pesticide applicator's registration/ certification and/or experience working with potentially dangerous research animals.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience working in a research laboratory, basic knowledge of plant biology and genetics; ability to balance work effectively across multiple different projects; organizational skills; ability to work with others.

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This position is funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding eligibility ends on 8/15/2017 at 11:55PM

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