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[Maize] Position openings - Research Associate I

An-Ping Hsia hsia at iastate.edu
Thu Sep 1 09:43:52 EST 2005

Several RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I positions are available at Iowa State 
University. The positions are available immediately.  

Job Description
Under the supervision of PI and project senior personnel, the 
individual will be responsible for conducting wet lab experiments, 
data entry, analysis and quality control, and assistance with routine 
lab management and administrative activities to support extramural 
and intramural funded projects. Duties include carrying out molecular 
biology protocols (such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA 
extraction, microarray and sequencing) related to assigned project 
tasks; conducting experiments on automated high throughput 
instruments such as Temperature Gradient Multi-Channel Capillary 
Electrophoresis (TGCE) system (which will require weekend and evening 
hours); assisting with the operation and maintenance scientific 
instruments (such as the TGCE, microarray printer and microdissection 
microscopes); conduct scoring and analysis of maize genetic mapping 
data and microarray data; assisting in training and supervision of 
lab assistants; and assisting in the coordination of daily lab 
operations such as dish washing and inventory.  

Required Qualifications
A bachelors degree in Biology or related field and experience with 
research lab experience which should include basic molecular biology 
techniques (such as PCR, electrophoresis, genomic and plasmid DNA 
extraction) and familiarity with high throughput lab tools such as 
multi-channel pipettes.  

Preferred Qualifications
A masters degree in Biology or related fields. Previous experience 
with TGCE or microarray technology. Experience with high throughput 
instruments such as Tetrad thermocycler and Hydra liquid dispenser. 
Experience with bioinformatics tools such as BLAST and GenBank. 
Familiarity with Mac OS and MS Office package.  

All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position via 
Iowa State University employment page. The direct link to the vacancy 
is http://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=70832.   
Please be prepared to attach or enter a letter of application, 
resume, and contact information for three references. If you have 
questions regarding this vacancy, please email An-Ping Hsia 
hsia at iastate.edu or call 515-294-8563.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please 
email employment at iastate.edu or call 515-294-2936.   ISU is an EO/AA 



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