Research Technologist (Research Technologist)
Penn State University
The Toews Lab at Pennsylvania State University is seeking to hire a research technologist / lab manager. The person will analyze high-throughput DNA sequencing data to address several evolutionary and ecological questions regarding the diversification of wood warblers. Two active projects the technician will assist moving forward: comparative genomics amongst several species of wood warblers from whole-genome resequencing data, and using fecal metabarcoding data to understand the diets of insectivorous birds in diverse forest communities. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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. An MSc or Ph.D. degree in biology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or a related field is preferred, and/or experience from biotech or informatics positions. Familiarity with either R or MATLAB, high-throughput sequencing library preparation, and experience with bioinformatics analysis using a UNIX or Linux environment is highly preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.
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