Research Technician/Technologist

Organization: 
Penn State
Job Location: 
State College, PA
Job Description: 

Research Technician/Technologist position :
A research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Kateryna Makova, Professor of Biology, at The Pennsylvania State University. The successful candidate will perform research and organizational activities in the Makova Lab, which uses molecular biology, genetics and genomics techniques to study rates and patterns of mammalian mutations. Hands-on laboratory experience is required, with expertise in several of the following basic molecular biology techniques: library preparation for next generation sequencing, operating a next generation sequencing machine (MiSeq), DNA and RNA isolation from mammalian tissues, PCR, molecular cloning, and sequencing. The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Working knowledge of molecular evolution and population genetics is a plus. Once hired, the successful candidate will work in a wet lab, but will interact closely with computational biologists on data analysis (including that of next-generation sequencing data).
Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address). This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Molecular Biology (or a closely related field) plus several years of lab work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master's degree with relevant lab experience preferred. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Electronically apply on Job #40333 at www.psu.jobs
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Contact Information: 

Kateryna Makova: kmakova@bx.psu.edu