Plant Research Technician - Molecular Biology - Entry Level

Penn State University - Middletown, PA (30+ days ago)4.4

Research Associate (Plant Biology)

Looking for a Research Associate to start immediately for a local start-up Biotechnology company in collaboration with Penn State Harrisburg, Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels.

Qualifications and Desired expertise

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in a life sciences discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two years industry experience in laboratory and greenhouse managing transgenic plants
  • Experience preparing stock solutions, tissue culture media, plant transformation, molecular analysis of transgenic plants
  • Molecular Biology experience - DNA, RNA, protein extractions, PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, Southern Blot, etc.
  • Hands-on experience generating and/or analyzing omics data sets
  • Experience with microbial cell culture and Biosafety Level 2 organisms
  • Experience with writing manuscripts and grants
  • Strong communication skills and knowledge of basic computer skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send a detailed resume with a list of three references to Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla, Director of the Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Molecular Biology research: 1 year


  • Bachelor's


  • Middletown, PA 17057

Required work authorization:

  • United States