Molecular Laboratory Technician

Utah State University - Logan, UT4.3

Part-time$15 an hour

Successful applicant will be responsible for extracting environmental DNA (eDNA) from filters and using qPCR to detect target aquatic species in water samples using established protocols.

$15/hr., 20- 30 hours per week, Fall semester.


Responsibilities include extracting environmental DNA (eDNA) from filters and using qPCR to detect target aquatic species in water samples using established protocols. Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Minimum 1 year part-time experience with DNA extraction and PCR. Must be meticulous!
Preferred qualifications: Experience with quantitative PCR and environmental DNA.
Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
Excellent interpersonal abilities.
Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.
Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted during your application

2. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

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