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Part-Time Research Support Assistant -- Sawers

Company:
Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Category:
Laboratory and Research

Job Number: REQ_0000014765



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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Job Summary: To provide technical assistance to Dr. Ruairidh Sawers and his work group in performing laboratory and field-based plant genetic research. To work semi-independently under general supervision to perform a range of standard lab tasks.

Specific Duties:

1) The position will support the Sawers group maize genetics program. Duties will include seed inventory, preparation of material for planting in both local and off-site field nurseries, conducting controlled pollinations in the field, harvest and seed sorting. The candidate will possess the organizational and communication skills required to coordinate field activities across multiple growing seasons, in national and international sites, tracking thousands of seed entries every year, and involving several collaborators and personnel.

2) A working knowledge of molecular biology will be required to a level that ensures effective communication with group members in the context of lab management and progress in wet lab procedures. Basic computer skills, including use of shared database and spreadsheet platforms, will be required. Sound organizational skills and a professional working attitude are essential.

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