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Laboratory Technician III

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Laboratory Technician III

Job No: 531491
Work Type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Collier
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Veteran's Preference Eligible, Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture Operations
Department: 60910000 - AG-SWFREC-IMMOKALEE

Job Description

Classification Title:

Laboratory Technician III

Job Description:

Prepare, maintain, and monitor experimental trials in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field. Will collect process, store, and maintain soil samples from field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments. Will be required to drive to off-site field trials as needed.

Conduct various standard and specialized microbiology and molecular biology laboratory procedures such as DNA/RNA extraction/purification/quantification/gel electrophoresis, PCR and quantitative PCR, cloning, culturing. Maintain specialized scientific or other equipment in and outside the laboratory, preparing microbiological media and chemical solution. Maintain written and digital laboratory notebooks, maintaining the laboratory in a way that work can be accomplished safely and efficiently.

Assisting graduate students and post-doc researchers with projects in the field and greenhouse; process samples in the lab.

Record, analyze, and summarize data and prepare graphs and tables using standard or specialized software.

Assist with any additional related duties as determined by the P.I.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Associate's degree in an appropriate area and four years of related experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization with one or more years of related experience in research laboratory.

Knowledge of terminology, principles, and techniques used in biological research Knowledge of basic principles of microbiology and/or soil sciences

Knowledge of agricultural production systems such as citrus and vegetables.

Knowledge of standard laboratory practices.

Skills in various standard laboratory procedures such as pipetting, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, bacterial/fungal culturing, maintaining detailed records from experiments.

Skill in various specialized laboratory practices such as quantitative PCR, next-generation sequencing.

Ability to process large numbers of samples in an adequate time frame.

Ability to use computer programs such as MicroSoft Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis software such as R.

Knowledge of principles of statistics and experimental design.

Ability to adhere to safe laboratory and other practices.

Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish an effective working relationship with others. Ability to follow rules and regulations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a Time-Limited position.

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 24 May 2024

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