The Department Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Research Technician. The research covers a broad array of topics such as bean disease screening, genetics, germplasm enhancement, genetic engineering and gene editing for pest resistance and quality traits. The Lab uses a wide variety of experimental approaches, including molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, and plant transformation/gene editing which are applied to projects related bean improvement.
Conduct disease screening of bean germplasm in the greenhouse; identify new pathogens affecting bean production in Michigan and elsewhere; continue to develop molecular markers associated with disease resistance traits; be responsible for the daily running of the lab, data compilation of all work conducted; resources for students and visitors.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require the appropriate pesticide applicator's registration/certification and/or experience working with potentially dangerous research animals.
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic and applied research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with potato research, DNA analysis, disease testing and tissue culture are highly valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
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Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 10/19/2021 at 11:55 PM
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