Research Technician

Location
Raleigh, Wake County
Posted
Mar 13, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
As we've done for 125 years, NC State University continues to transform lives on campus, in North Carolina, across our nation, and throughout the world every day. With more than 34,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive public research university globally recognized for leadership in developing new knowledge, educating the next generation for the use of that knowledge, and applying that knowledge for the benefit of society.

Position Number: 00103866

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Department of Crop Science is a preeminent department focused on food production, sustainable agriculture, and healthy turfgrass for sports and recreation. We create knowledge in agriculture through science-based research to educate students, teach farmers and growers, and improve the quality of life for all citizens. Our science-based information provides solutions to global challenges such as doubling food production by the year 2050, increased sustainability of food crops, climate change impacts on food production, and high quality turfgrass for improved sports turf and recreation fields.

Essential Job Duties: This position is to assist Dr. Ralph Dewey in building a world renowned lab in techniques of molecular biology toward the identification and characterization of genes of potential agronomic value. As a part of Dr. Dewey's lab this position will be expected to utilize molecular biology-based approaches toward improvement of crops important to the state of North Carolina. A particular emphasis of the lab focuses on strategies designed to modify the alkaloid content in tobacco.

Department Required Skills : The incumbent must have experience in the basic techniques of molecular biology, such as molecular cloning, isolation of nucleic acids and PCR. Experience in plant transformation protocols is also desired.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: BS in biological sciences related field. One or more years of experience working in a molecular biology lab is preferred. n/a

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

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