Research Technician

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Working Title: Research Technician

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-30-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Biology is looking to hire a Research Technician in the Bergland lab at the University of Virginia which uses Daphnia to study ecological and evolutionary genetics. Current projects in the lab include the adaptive evolution of predator induced phenotypic plasticity through time and space in Daphnia.

The technician will assist with ongoing research projects as well as day-to-day lab activities. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, ordering materials and supplies, maintenance of laboratory Daphnia stocks, training and management of undergraduate work study students, DNA and RNA extractions, performing phenotyping assays, data management, and assisting with field collections locally. Ideally, we seek an enthusiastic individual who works well with others and has a willingness to learn and take on new challenges.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of standard laboratory procedures (weighing chemicals, preparing solutions based on molarity, use of micro-pipettes)
-Ability to follow molecular biology protocols accurately and carefully
-Ability to maintain detailed experimental records
-Ability to work accurately and carefully
-Excellent learning capability and analytical skills
-Must be observant so that problems with stocks or signs of poor health in animals can be addressed
-Ability to adapt as the scientific program evolves, to learn new skills and improve on current techniques

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Posted: 3/31/2018
Application Due: 5/30/2018
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