Lab Technician in Conservation Genomics
The Meek Lab at Michigan State University (meeklab.com) is looking to hire a full-time, highly motivated and skilled lab technician. The lab uses field collections and experiments, combined with next-generation sequencing data, to address fundamental ecological questions that are highly relevant to the conservation and management of species. We primarily work in aquatic systems. This position is for one year initially, renewable depending on performance and funding availability. Start date is as soon as possible.
Primary duties will include:
- Conducting molecular lab work, such as sample processing, DNA and RNA extractions, PCR, and preparing sequencing libraries (70%)
- Ordering equipment and supplies for the lab (10%)
- Lab supply and equipment maintenance, organization, and cleaning (10%)
- Maintaining a database to organize lab samples (5%)
- Training and coordinating lab work of fellow lab members and visiting scholars (5%)
The job requires: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree in ecology, evolution, genetics, or related field, up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in molecular ecology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants with extensive experience conducting molecular lab work will be given priority.
*How to apply*
Interested candidates should read about the work we do at http://meeklab.com and apply through the MSU Applicant Page at https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/506400/technical-aide Applications will be reviewed starting on September 1, 2021.
If you have questions, email Mariah Meek (email@example.com), though do not submitted your applications to this email.
Required applicant materials:
1) Cover letter describing research and lab work experience and career goals
3) Names and email addresses for 3 references
Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The Meek Lab strives to be safe space for diversity in STEM. Please see our Lab Values page. I encourage applications from students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in academia.
The Meek Lab is often looking for motivated PhD and MS students, postdoctoral scholars, research technicians, and undergraduate researchers. See any announcements below. Please check out the research page for descriptions of some of the major projects happening in the lab, and have a look at our publications to get an idea of the type of research we do. Additionally, check out our Lab values page. If these ideas and values interest you, please email me to start a conversation (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’m excited to hear from you.
I take graduate students through both the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program and the Department of Integrative Biology.