Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 3310555
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

TTU Research Aide
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Position Description
Performs specialized work in conducting original research. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Major/Essential Functions
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Aide/Technician with experience in general molecular lab techniques and greenhouse project activities. The research program focuses on genetic improvement of cotton using advanced genetic engineering approaches. The successful candidate is goal oriented and enjoys multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and will assist Postdoctoral scientist to develop novel technologies to improve cotton breeding and biotechnology.

Examples of specific tasks: Assisting postdoctoral scientist in preparation of common lab reagents and buffers, assist in collecting and analyzing lab sample in addition to collecting and handling plant samples from the greenhouse. Other activities include monitoring of irrigation, plant propagation, assist greenhouse staff in planting, crossing, harvesting, and recording data to maintain proper documentation. General lab and greenhouse housekeeping activities is a must to foster a safe environment. Biosafety and Stewardship training is required when handling any regulated material.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree particular field of science or engineering, One year research experience. Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.

Preferred Qualifications
MS in plant science or related field and experience lab and green house management.

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