[Taxacom] Position opening: U Florida Laboratory Technician / Manager

Akito Y. Kawahara kawahara at flmnh.ufl.edu
Sat Sep 3 09:54:21 CDT 2011

The Kawahara Lab at the University of Florida, Gainesville, is currently seeking to hire a full-time Laboratory Technician / Manager in Molecular Systematics / Phylogenomics.

Required: Experience with molecular genetic methods including DNA isolation, PCR, automated sequencing, and database management. A minimum of a bachelor's in biology, biochemistry, molecular evolution or equivalent is expected.

Desired: Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing, computer programming/scripting in Perl/Python. An interest in insect evolution is also desired.

The position centers around research on comparative genomics and molecular systematics of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Responsibilities include maintenance of laboratory equipment, curation of frozen tissue collection, sample preparation of genomic libraries for NGS, purchasing of supplies and training students. The successful candidate will work closely with postdocs and students in the lab, have strong organizational skills and show careful attention to detail. Position available October 1, 2011 or until the position is filled. Expected starting salary will be $25,000-$36,500 based on qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration please apply online at http://jobs.ufl.edu<http://jobs.ufl.edu/> (requisition # 0809143). Any questions can be addressed to Akito Kawahara at kawahara at flmnh.ufl.edu<mailto:kawahara at flmnh.ufl.edu>. A lab website can be found at: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/mcguire/kawahara/

Akito Y. Kawahara
Assistant Professor and Curator
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710 USA
Tel: 352.273.2018<tel:352.273.2018>
Fax: 352.392.0479<tel:352.392.0479>
Email: kawahara at flmnh.ufl.edu<mailto:kawahara at flmnh.ufl.edu>

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