Research Laboratory Technician - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4797022
Research Laboratory Technician - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Job Summary Conduct laboratory work on the function and expression of photosynthetic proteins for the RIPE project. Duties & Responsibilities
Processing plant tissue for RNA and protein analysis (including protein isolation and immunoblot analysis, RNA isolation and gene expression analysis)
Biochemical measurements (mainly, but not limited to, Rubisco activation and characterization, leaf starch, carbohydrate and soluble sugar analysis)
Physiological measurements (mainly, but not limited to, photosynthesis, chlorophyll fluorescence and transpiration, with concurrent tissue sampling)
Keep detailed written reports of these experiments, and archive data obtained
Undertake data entry, processing, and statistical analysis of the gathered data, and provide written summaries of these statistical analyses
Additional Physical Demands Environmental Demands: Work is performed in a laboratory setting.
Other/Comments: You will be a vital part of a team committed to the development of biotechnologies that will be freely available to and will lead to better seed for poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and SE Asia, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are particularly interested in candidates who will share our commitment to achieving this end. Minimum Qualifications
Education: B.S. degree in biochemistry, physiology, horticulture, biology or other related disciplines Experience: Laboratory research experience including adherence to safety protocols and understanding of current research methodologies
Education: M.S. degree in biochemistry, physiology, plant pathology/protection, biology or other related disciplines
Experience: Two years' biochemical research experience.
Training, Licenses or Certifications: Ability to work with radiation (14C) and obtain radiation safety permit.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Background in biochemistry.
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team.
Ability to work with radiation (14C) and obtain radiation safety permit.
Well-developed active listening and written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency with computers, especially Excel MSOffice.
Ability to maintain written records.
Willingness to learn and in turn, train others.
Proactive in problem solving; self-sufficient.
Knowledge of RNA and protein extraction, SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, and immunoblotting.
Knowledge in statistics and experimental designs, and supporting software.
Knowledge in operating plant physiology-related equipment.
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 3/1/2024. Salary range begins at $45,000, and is commensurate with experience. Application Procedures & Deadline Information
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