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The Fuhrman Lab at USC (Dept. of Biological Sciences) is looking for a technician to take measurements and perform experiments in the lab and field (shipboard and possibly marine lab on Catalina island).
Performing molecular biological procedures, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, and sequencing (and all associated reagent preparation), fluorescence microscopy for counting microbes, rate measurements (including use of radioisotopes), basic flow cytometry, nutrient analysis, and growing lab microbial cultures. Also, ordering supplies and keeping inventory of supplies and stored samples, keeping the lab in good working order, and maintaining laboratory and field equipment.
Data processing, including Excel spreadsheets, basic bioinformatics for sequence analysis strongly preferred. Prefer experience with command line programming in UNIX.
Organize and perform fieldwork on San Pedro Ocean Time-series cruises approximately monthly. Possibly other fieldwork on boat or Catalina marine lab. Previous at-sea experience preferred.
Supervise undergraduate lab assistants.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
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