Title: Temporary Research Technician Position

Agency: Texas A&M University, Natural Resources Institute

Job Location: The position is located at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas Center in 
Dallas, TX.

Job Description: Mussel Research Group at Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute 
is seeking 
applications for a temporary Research Technician. The individual will assist 
research in conservation 
genetics of freshwater mussels in Texas. Primary job duties include archiving 
tissue samples, DNA 
extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing, and fragment 
analyses; however, the 
individual should expect occasional field sampling of mussels. Fieldwork 
includes visual and tactile 
search for mussels (wading and snorkeling), mussel identification, and data 
entry. Typical work 
schedule: 5 days per week, 8 hrs per day. Occasionally, longer workdays may be 
required to 
complete field sampling. 

Salary & Duration: $900 every 2 weeks. This position is for 4 months.

Qualifications: BS in Biology or related field is required. The ideal candidate 
will have strong written 
and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and enthusiastic, and be 
capable of working 
independently and as part of a team. Experience with general genetic techniques 
(e.g., DNA 
extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.) and strong background in 
phylogenetics/population 
genetics are highly desirable. 

Tentative Start Date: May 28, 2018.

Application Deadline and Process: As a single email attachment, submit a cover 
letter summarizing 
your research interest and career goals, a resume or CV, and names and contact 
information for three 
professional references to Kentaro Inoue (kentaro.in...@ag.tamu.edu). Review of 
applications will 
start April 23, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Website: https://nri.tamu.edu | https://dallas.tamu.edu

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