A Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in September 2016, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will perform research and organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology. The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, long-term demographic study, and population genomics to study how environment shapes biodiversity of plants, with the goal of informing conservation and agriculture under environmental change. Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in several of the following techniques: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, and growth chamber, basic genetics, data management and statistical analysis, field biology. The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required. Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address). This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of re-funding.
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