[Taxacom] position announcement for entomology technician at U. Kentucky

Sharkey, Michael J msharkey at uky.edu
Wed Sep 12 14:41:12 CDT 2012

Dear all,
     I am searching for a full time lab technician. The job description is below. Please understand that I do not expect to find anyone with all of the cited qualifications, but they all help. The deadline for applications is  Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.  The official job posting and instructions for applying can be found at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=236689
Thank you,
Michael Sharkey
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-9364
msharkey at uky.edu


Maintain and update lab webpage and associated databases.

Work independently in the molecular laboratory, work includes: DNA extraction, primer design, PCR, and submitting samples for DNA sequencing. Experience obtaining and analyzing molecular data is essential.

Implement and maintain proper health and safety regulations for the laboratory.

Serve as teaching assistant for several graduate level courses in Entomology assisting instructor with course development, instruction, and lab set-up.

Some field work is required; this will primarily be servicing Malaise traps on a biweekly basis (April - October).

Responsible for training and scheduling students/staff/faculty interested in using the scanning electron microscope and the auto-montage imaging system.

Handling of materials that pass through the laboratory or organizing scientific materials within the laboratory requires a good grasp of Braconidae taxonomy and good curatorial knowledge.  

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Organization, communication, insect taxonomy, digital photography, SEM, Braconidae literature and taxonomy, curatorial techniques, experience obtaining and analyzing molecular sequence data for phylogenetic analysis.  

Preferred Education / Experience
M.S. or Ph.D. + 3-4 years experience in research. 
Deadline to Apply
Acceptable Document Types
Cover Letter  

Pre-Employment Information:
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.  

Here is a quick link to the posting: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=236689.

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