Research and Development Technician
Hunter International Johnston, IA
- Expired: July 04, 2018. Applications are no longer accepted.
Research and Development Technician$17 - 22/hourDes Moines, IAResearch and Development Technician will work in research supporting agriculture science focusing in molecular biology/pathology laboratory experiments including PCR, qPCR, DNA agarose gel preparation and running a DNA electrophoresis.Research and Development Technician Responsibilities: Regular laboratory works: preparing buffers and culture media, culturing microbes on appropriate media with appropriate antibiotics DNA cleaning from enzymatic reaction, DNA/plasmid miniprep, and quantification using Nano-drop DNA and RNA extraction from microbes and plants, DNA/RNA quantification and expression test Making gene construct, cloning candidate gene for testing, designing primers for PCR amplification and testing Basic protein works in the lab including sample preparation and running western blot from start to the end Fungal/bacterial inoculum preparation, inoculation and phenotypic data collection Disease... scoring, ability to work in the field and greenhouse, and growth chamber for extended time Participate in molecular based gene identification, molecular cloning and testing strategies, assist in the development of transient gene expression systems DNA preparation for sequencing and sequence analysis Organizing and managing lab chemicals and reagents following the lab safety proceduresResearch and Development Technician Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Plant Pathology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field. Ability to prepare SOPs, to perform data analyses and prepare technical reports or summaries a finding Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary settings, good in communication Ability to interact with internal and external groups to manage laboratory, greenhouse, and other duties as assigned to him/her