Field / Lab Technician Needed for Studies of eelgrass genetic diversity

Field / Lab Technician Needed for Studies of eelgrass genetic diversity

We are searching for a technician to join an interdisciplinary project on effects of genetic diversity on eelgrass ecosystem functioning at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab. The position will assist PIs and a graduate student with measuring nutrient uptake, assessing interclonal competition, and other biochemical measurements in the lab and help plant and maintain various experiments in outdoor tanks and in the field. Early morning and late night work will be needed periodically to accommodate field and lab schedules. General experience with field and laboratory ecological research required. Must also have good work ethic, organizational skills, general computer skills (excel, word), and an interest in ecology or marine biology. Experience / skill in any of the following specific areas is desirable (though not absolutely required): nutrient analysis (nitrate, ammonium), basic mechanical skills (e.g., pumps, simple plumbing), scientific diving, marine ecology, analytical instruments (autoanalyzer, elemental analyzer).

Position will be located at the Bodega Marine Lab in Bodega Bay, CA in the labs of Jay Stachowicz and Susan Williams. Questions about the position should be directed to Jessica Abbott at jmabbott. For information about the marine lab see: http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. For information about research in the Stachowicz and Williams lab see their websites: http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/stachowicz/ and http://bml.ucdavis.edu/research/faculty/susan-williams/. The full time position is available starting in August 2012 and for up to 2 years. Salary approximately $34,000 per year and includes health benefits.

To apply, send the following material to Jessica Abbott at jmabbott:
(1) Cover letter that outlines interests, previous research experience, any relevant skills, career goals, and earliest possible start date; (2) Unofficial copy of college transcript or list or relevant coursework with grades earned; (3) Resume or curriculum vitae and (4) the names, email address and phone number of 2 references. Applications must be received by August 5 to receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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