The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of CIncinnati is seeking a full-time laboratory associate for an Applied and Environmental Microbiology lab. The Rowe lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms and diversity of microbial respirations that involve oxidation-reduction reactions with solid phase minerals (i.e., rocks), or in the laboratory setting with electrodes (Electromicrobiology). Laboratory projects include techniques in: visualizing and quantifying the energetics of electron flow in model bacterial systems (i.e. Shewanella), utilizing high through-put genetic techniques (i.e. Tn-seq) to identify genes involved in Extracellular Electron Transfer (EET) in sediment microbes, and testing electron transfer in model microbial communities that make methane through electrochemistry and anaerobic culturing.
This is newly created position will be responsilble for organizing the lab space; ordering, set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment; media making and preparation; basic molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, etc.); development of laboratory protocols; and various focused research projects on funded research topics.
A Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology or a closely related field.
Experience in a microbiology laboratory with competence in: media making, basic cultivation approaches (anaerobic culturing would be ideal)
Experience with molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: Nucleic acid extraction, Purification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, mutagenesis, conjugation and electroporation
Competence with organizing lab protocols and data, and familiarity with data/computational/statistical analysis (optimally via, Excel, R and/or python)
Application Process: Interested and qualified applicants must must complete our electronic application at https://jobs.uc.edu (search requisition #30530); submit a current copy of their CV or resume; include a one (1) page cover letter describing your background and interest in this position; and submit contact information for two references (use additional documents to attach this information).
The desired Start Date for this position is AFTER 08/15/2018.
NOTE: This position does not qualify for Visa sponsorship.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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