Research Technician IV
Posting Number: req11858
Department: School of Plant Sciences-Res
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
A research technician position is immediately available to work in research projects involving 1) evaluation of plant pathogenic fungi, and 2) the production of edible mushrooms. The major responsibility of this position will include culturing fungal in the laboratory, greenhouse/growchamber production of plants and mushrooms, DNA extraction and PCR amplification of target genes, optimization of substrates that support mushroom growth, and statistical analysis of resulting data. The position is full time.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Culturing fungi in the laboratory
- Establishing plant pathology experiments in the greenhouse
- Establishing experiments in mushroom production facilities
- Sequence analysis of fungal DNA
- Statistical analysis of resulting data
- Additional duties may be assigned
- Bachelors Degree or equivalent in the biological sciences
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
- Bachelor's degree in microbiology, plant pathology, or mycology.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Research & Lab
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Dr. Barry Pryor
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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