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Staff Scientist position available

An-Ping Hsia hsia at iastate.edu
Thu Feb 14 12:38:14 EST 2002



The individual will produce microarray chips, operate and maintain 
equipment in the Center for Plant Genomics (CPG), and provide service 
to University and off-campus users under the supervision of the 
Center director.  Duties include generating and keeping a steady 
supply of microarray chips (which includes sample preparation, 
printing, quality control and inventory); operating and maintaining 
CPG equipment (which includes a spotting robot, a laser scanning 
device, a liquid handling work station, a dHPLC, a mass 
spectrophotometer, a set of proteomic-related apparatus and other 
high-throughput equipment); interacting with facility users and 
computer support staff to provide fee-based training and services; 
surveying and evaluating new technologies related to this field and 
implementing new protocols based on these analyses; performing 
experimental work in laboratory, greenhouse and genetic nursery field 
plots; and ensuring proper maintenance and usage of equipment by 
users and updating application software as needed.  The duties of 
this position will require the ability to identify problems and 
devise and implement solutions to technical difficulties, via 
literature searches and consultation with experts; the ability to 
communicate effectively in both written and oral modes; and the 
ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

*Experience with genomics research and technologies are preferred but 
NOT required.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in biology, genetics or a related field and four 
years of relevant professional experience, or related Master's degree 
and two years of relevant professional experience.  Extensive 
knowledge in molecular biology techniques and basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with genomics research and technologies, especially 
microarray protocols.  Skills in computer programming, data 
management, word processing and image processing.

Application Instructions:
This position is available immediately.  The first date of employment 
must be within 3 weeks after a job offer is extended.  All applicants 
must be able to provide full documentation of their legal ability to 
begin on the required start date.  Required documentation includes 
those documents needed to satisfy U.S. Department of Justice 
Employment Eligibility (I-9) requirements (see: 
http://www.iastate.edu/~hrs_info/records/packet.html, I-9 form PDF 
for list of acceptable documents).  All candidates who submit the 
required application materials will receive a statement of these 
documentation requirements, and will be asked to acknowledge their 
receipt and understanding of the statement and verify that they can 
meet the requirement via mail or email.  Any applicant who fails to 
do so will be excluded from consideration.  Send a letter of 
application, resume, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 
three references to: Stacy Ewing-Blount, Center for Plant Genomics, 
Plant Sciences Institute, B501 Agronomy Hall, or via e-mail to 
seblount at iastate.edu.  For more information about the Center for 
Plant Genomics, see our web site at 

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