Research Technologist - Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology

Employer
Penn State University
Location
University Park, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 12, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
2312801077
Discipline
Biology, Statistics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS: If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Penn State Harrisburg - Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels is looking for a full time Research Technologist. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and desired expertise: * Experience preparing stock solutions, tissue culture media, plant transformation, molecular analysis of transgenic plants * Experience with plant care, fertilization, acclimatization of tissue culture derived plants, treating plants for disease and pest infestation. * Molecular Biology experience - CRISPR-Cas9, RNA, protein extractions and qRT-PCR * Hands-on experience generating and/or analyzing omics data sets * Experience with writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) * Strong communication skills and knowledge of basic computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel * Must be agreeable to flexible work schedule and willing to work on weekends Typical requirements of the position are a Bachelor's degree or higher (in life science, horticulture or plant sciences, plant molecular biology or plant biotechnology discipline) plus four years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates with a Master's degree and at least two years of experience in a plant biology laboratory and greenhouse managing transgenic plants are preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should submit a detailed resume and three references at the time of application. This position requires the successful completion of standard background check in accordance with University policy. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO is the Law Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473. Affirmative Action Penn State Policies Copyright Information Hotlines Middletown, PA

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