Research Technologist - Life Sciences

Pennsylvania State University   Middletown, PA   Full-time     Science
Posted on May 16, 2024
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Research Technologist - Life Sciences


Penn State Harrisburg Central PA Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels is seeking a candidate for the position of Research Technologist - Life Sciences (Laboratory Manager).


Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop, design, and conduct research experiments; research responsibilities are focused on industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) tissue culture and CRISPR gene editing and evaluation of the results


  • Responsible for the safe operation of the biofuels research laboratory


  • Responsible for all greenhouse activities, including daily care of plants, pesticide applications as needed, and collection of data from transgenic plants


  • Train users in equipment operation and research techniques, explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations limitations, and outcomes


  • Responsible for maintaining supplies of laboratory chemicals and equipment and performing routine laboratory and greenhouse audits


  • May supervise lower-level staff, wage employees, and/or students


  • Participate in K-12 STEM outreach activities


Typical Education & Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) in plant biology, horticulture/breeding


  • Plus seven years of related experience in industry or academics


  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Experience with molecular biology and genetic transformation techniques is a plus


How to Apply:


  • Candidates should submit a Cover Letter and CV/Resume at the time of application.


  • Review of applications will begin immediately.


This position will require the successful completion of standard background checks.


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