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Boston University RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, College of Arts & Sciences, Biology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Bhatnagar Lab of Microbial Ecology is seeking a highly motivated research technician to work on the molecular-level activities of soil microorganisms. The technician will be responsible for:

1) performing soil and root sample preparation for RNA and DNA sequencing, nutrient analyses, and extracellular enzyme assays

2) isolating bacterial and fungal cultures from soil using sterile technique

3) biochemical and biogeochemical analysis of fungal growth and activity.

The laboratory management aspect of the position will entail training undergraduate student research assistants.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree and 0-2 years of experience required.

  • Experience with microbiology research and/or sterile technique required.

  • Preference will be given to applicants that have prior experience working with culture collections, protein processing, and/or RNA extraction and cDNA library preparation.

  • Experience in scientific writing a plus.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience