Research Technician

Oct 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106603

Primary Function of Organization Unit: As part of the Land Grant University, the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is composed of over 40 faculty that direct a diverse portfolio of programs in teaching, research and extension components. Collectively, these strengths not only serve our clientele and our science, but also provide a rich environment for graduate education and training that can be tailored to the specific career interests of the student, irrespective of whether they prefer training in the basic sciences or are preparing for a career in extension. Our education and research programs provide graduate and undergraduate students with unique hands-on learning opportunities using the latest technologies.

Essential Job Duties: The Research Technician position will have primary responsibility for maintaining wild type and transgenic insect strains. The position will perform crosses between strains and record data that will go towards research publication(s). The position will work with other department personnel to develop new transgenic strains on a as needed basis. *This position is time-limited.*

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Rearing and crossing transgenic insect strains. * Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Bachelor's degree in biology, genetics, entomology or related discipline. * Prior experience with rearing and maintaining insects, especially flies and insects that feed on living plants. * Prior experience with using stereo fluorescence microscopy to identify genetically modified organisms.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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