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[Arabidopsis] technician position available

Zimmer, Elizabeth (Liz) via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by ZIMMERL from si.edu)
Tue Jun 3 09:07:39 EST 2008

  Biological Science Technician   
  SALARY RANGE: 39,330.00 - 62,546.00 USD per year   OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, May 27, 2008
 to Tuesday, June 17, 2008   
  SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-07/07   POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career-Conditional   
  PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 09   DUTY LOCATIONS:   few vacancies - Suitland, MD   
Citizens or nationals of the United States.
This position is also being announced under
Agency Merit Promotion, Ann# 08A-RB-294018-MPA-NMNH.

To apply, go to USAjobs.gov and search on "NMNH botany"   For more information, contact Liz Zimmer at zimmerl from si.edu, Ken Wurdack at wurdackk from si.edu, Jun Wen at wenj from si.edu, Lee Weigt at weigtl from si.edu, Warren Wagner at wagnerw from si.edu, funkv from si.edu or kressj from si.edu .    
The Smithsonian Institution is a unique working
and learning environment that offers you
continuing awareness of the world's treasures in
culture, art, and science.   If your goals
include challenging work, being a valued member
of an organization, and participation in
exciting opportunities of exploration, become a
part of our staff.  Enjoy family friendly
benefits; a complimentary membership to the
Resident Associate Program with discounts on
thousands of educational and cultural programs
offered annually; discounts at Smithsonian
membership programs, shops, and restaurants; and
much more!
This position is located in National Museum of Natural History,
Laboratories of Analytical Biology (LAB).  The purpose of this
position is to assist with the development of molecular genetic
research and laboratory protocols.  This position would be especially suitable for recent undergraduates or graduate students.
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National status required.
Post-appointment background investigation is required.
You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This position has a career progression to GS-404-8/GS-404-9

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the
- Conducts plant DNA isolations.
- Performs polymerase chain reactions (PCR) in laboratory.
- Analyzes PCR and DNA sequence products.
- Completes AFLP, DNA fragment, microsatellite and primer work.
- Conducts computer analysis of molecular data.
- Performs initial estimation of genetic differentiation in
species or populations.  
- Carries out molecular genetic laboratory experiments pertinent to
various research projects of the laboratory and Department of Botany
- Assists in the training of students, interns and other
laboratory staff.


Elizabeth Anne Zimmer, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator/Research Biologist
Department of Botany
Laboratories of Analytical Biology
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Museum Support Center, MRC 534
4210 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland, MD   20746
Phone: 301-238-1118
FAX: 301-238-3059
Cell: 703-863-9806
email: zimmerl from si.edu
URL: http://www.lab.si.edu/zimmer.html

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