Research Assistant

Molecular biology; biogeochemistry

Responsibilities

  • Perform genetic material extractions for environmental samples
  • DNA sequence preparation (extraction, PCR GEL, primer prep)
  • Maintain inventory, prepare periodic reports and purchase requisitions
  • Ability to undertake field-based work including supervision, monitoring and site sample collection and sample archiving

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or MSc degree in Science or College degree in Laboratory molecular Techniques, or molecular biology degree
  • Competent ability and experience in molecular biology, PCR, DNA/RNA extractions
  • Ability and knowledge of basic statistical and/or bioinformatics programming (R, qiime, etc)
  • Ability and a high-degree of skill and accuracy with low-volume and multichannel pipetting
  • Ability to prepare a range of relevant figures and technical reports.

Please Contact Dr. Christopher G. Weisener, weisener@uwindsor.ca; University of Windsor and attach:
(1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, career goals, relevant experience and why you are applying for this position;
(2) your CV;
(3) contact information for at least three professional references. 

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