Laboratory Technician - Full Time - Miller Lab
Job Details
Entry
St. Louis - Saint Louis, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Science
Description

The Miller laboratory at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team and fill a full-time Laboratory Technician position. Research in the Miller lab focuses on perennial plant diversity and evolution. Ongoing projects focus on root-shoot interaction in grafted grapevines, and trait variation/co-variation in wild, perennial, herbaceous species under consideration for pre-breeding. Candidates with experience in fieldwork, field- and lab-based phenotyping, molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction), statistics, and/or computational biology are highly encouraged to apply. For more information about our research program, please see: https://www.danforthcenter.org/scientists-research/principal-investigators/allison-miller .

 

About the Position:

The Lab Technician duties will include some field work in experimental and/or commercial vineyards, data collection in greenhouse experiments, processing of field- and greenhouse collected samples in the lab, DNA/RNA extractions, statistics and computational biology. The Lab Technician will work closely with a dynamic lab team including postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in order to contribute to a range of ongoing projects.

 

Qualifications

BS degree with relevant lab experience preferred

 

Job Responsibilities/Skills:

 

  • Plant maintenance and data collection in the lab and field
  • Sample processing (leaf scanning, weighing, DNA extraction)
  • Data entry and management
  • General laboratory and field support
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and accomplish duties within assigned working hours

 

About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

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