Research Technician

Employer
Central State University
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

Agriculture Research Development Program (ARDP) in the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) at Central State University is seeking a highly motivated research technician to fulfill obligations for a new USDA research grant performing field and lab research experiments.

The position is a 12-month appointment, with a possible extension of a second year based on the performance. The salary is competitive with full benefits as a full-time employee. The candidate should have experience with honeybee behavioral ecology, physiology, or genetics. The incumbent is expected to design and perform procedures/techniques for molecular methods, physiological assay, and behavioral experiments. The incumbent is willing to learn new technologies such as single cell sequencing, and expected to supervise and mentor student researchers (under-represented minority) and assist with routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

 

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform complex field and laboratory experiments for queen rearing, instrumental inseminations, behavioral experiments, physiological experiments, prepare samples for molecular experiments.
  • Follow QA/QC protocols and design SOPs that comply with Standard Methods,
  • Use LIMS for documentation of QA/QC/Standards/Research/Other samples,
  • Direct routine molecular biology procedures,
  • Direct preparation of equipment, samples, reagents, media, and solutions for use in the laboratory,
  • Prepare and submit all necessary reports and related research manuscripts for the research project,
  • Ensure maintenance of chemical inventory and laboratory equipment,
  • Data entry, managements, and summarization,
  • Assist with the data analysis if needed,
    • Assistance with preparing research findings for presentations and publications,
    • Work with and assist undergraduate students for research,
    • Facilitate operation of the lab, and
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor degree in Biology, Entomology, or other relevant biological sciences
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledgeable of data entry management and presentation skills.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge and skills in bee biology for 1-2 years,
    • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in pollinators,
    • Experience and interest in mentoring/teaching students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds,
    • Must be organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work under limited supervision,
    • Ability to produce outcomes under strict deadlines,
    • Willing to learn new skills in bioinformatics, data science, programming, or computational biology for at least 2 years.

    Applications should be uploaded to the Central State Job Board Posting with a CV, a research statement including research experience and future goals, contact information of three professional references.

     

    The review of applications will start on April 29, 2022 or until the position is filled. Expected start date is the May/June of 2022.

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