The Taylor laboratory at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a full time laboratory technician to work in the molecular biology team for product development and delivery of genetically improved cassava to farmers in East and West Africa. Candidates must have working knowledge and experience with DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and RNA handling. Candidate must be able to operate successfully in team environments to deliver results in a timely manner. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are required. Other duties may be required as necessary. Preferred candidates will have experience with RT-qPCR, bioinformatics and Next generation sequencing protocols.
The international and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center provides an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision and 403(b) retirement accounts with matching. The Danforth Center is a highly ranked place to work in the scientific research community, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.
- Bachelors in Biological Sciences
- Relevant experience in molecular biology
- Effective oral and written communication
To be considered applicants should send a cover letter, CV and names/contact information for three references.
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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