Position Number: 00107067
Primary Function of Organization Unit: On July 1, 2013, North Carolina State University launched a new College of Sciences that brought together the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences. This strategic move enables us to build on our existing synergies - in research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach - to elevate NC State's impact and reputation as the destination for students and faculty in the science disciplines. The Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory focuses its work on the study of freshwater and marine invertebrates, their basic biology and the identification of factors contributing to their decline. In addition, the laboratory conducts studies focused on the tracing of fecal contaminants in surface waters and zoonotic pathogens in ground water, and global climate change. While basic research is always important, many of our research projects also have direct application to current issues such as water quality/water supply, seafood harvests, climate change, weather prediction and land use. MEAS offers degree programs in marine sciences, geology and meteorology. Our programs include many tracks in each of our program areas - and thus provide the opportunity for an education broader than the conventional bachelors degrees in more traditional departments. Although our faculty are heavily involved in research, all courses in our majors are normally taught by regular faculty and all faculty are involved in teaching. Involvement of undergraduates and graduate students in research is a major emphasis. For additional information regarding the department, visit our website: http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/.
Essential Job Duties: The Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) seeks to hire a Laboratory Supervisor to guide the development of new Real-time PCR and other assays, and manage the day-to-day operation of the AECLAB. The Lab Manager will coordinate the ordering of needed supplies, ensuring compliance with all laboratory safety guidelines, laboratory safety plan. Maintaining laboratory equipment/instrumentation in working order within noted standards
Minimum Education/Experience: Must possess Master's degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or related field. Must have experience with molecular biology techniques and in particular Real-time PCR assay development as well as PCR, DNA and RNA purification, protein gel electrophoresis/immune blotting.
Department Required Skills: Must have excellent management, communication, and organizational skills; excellent communication skills, documented ability to work as a member of team; and good attention to detail and the ability to work independently in a tasked oriented manner.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with sequence analysis software, the handling of microbial pathogens and laboratory management is preferred, but not required. Prior experience with cell-culture is helpful but not required. Prior experience with flow-cytometry is also helpful. Prior experience with the culture and maintenance of class 2 microbial (Leptospira, Borrelia) pathogens, and the development of biological safety plans and the safe handling of microbial and protozoal pathogens is preferred.
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.
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