Research Technologist

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20144 Ecology & Evolution

About the Unit
The Department of Ecology & Evolution hosts diverse faculty and student interests in the ecological and evolutionary processes that underlie patterns of life on earth. The research interests of our faculty include population genetics, molecular evolution, quantitative genetics, animal behavior, plant and animal ecology, evolutionary theory, systematic paleontology, and related subjects. A common theme in E&E is the application of quantitative techniques and current technologies to probe the conceptual foundations of ecology and evolution.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Department of Ecology and Evolution is seeking a Research Technologist to provide technical and administrative support for a productive research laboratory.


Under general supervision, performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.

  • Collects and maintains data and/or specimens. Analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews.
  • Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Maintains and orders equipment and supplies.
  • Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
  • May orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students.
  • Assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.
  • Setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the PI.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a Biology or a related field required.

  • A minimum of one year laboratory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the horticulture would be helpful but not required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, BioEdit Sequence Alignment Editor, SeqMan Genome Assembler, Apollo genome annotation editor, TIBCO Spotfire S+, and EndNote preferred.
  • Knowledge of the computer language Python preferred.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Willingness to work at the University's Greenhouse required.
  • Willingness to work occasionally evenings and weekends in additional to being on call to address laboratory emergencies required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 5/13/2018
Application Due: 6/9/2018
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