Research Technician III Description
A full-time research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. C. Neal Stewart within the Department of Plant Sciences and affiliated with the Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology. This position is grant-funded and continued employment contingent upon funding. The researcher will assist in the improvement of plants through genetic engineering and synthetic biology to help address real world challenges in agriculture and the environment. A qualified candidate must be to able assist in performing PCR, plasmid DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digestions, gel extractions, yeast transformation, plant transformation, preparation of media and buffers, plant care, and other tasks as needed. Lab website: https://ag.tennessee.edu/racheff/Pages/default.aspx
- General knowledge of molecular biology concepts and procedures. Bachelor’s degree required in Plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or any other related field. (Master’s degree preferred)
- Preference will be given to applicants with experience, excellent problem-solving skills, and considerable drive and motivation.
- Further, the position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary team-based environment.
- The applicant must be willing to work in a team environment with a diversity of people.
Interested applicants should apply athttp://hr.utk.edu/recruitment/and attach 1) a cover letter stating their research experience, interests and possible starting date, 2) their CV, and 3) the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.