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Support Scientist in Molecular Systematics in Washington, DC area
Salary Range: $38,406 - $49,924 per annum
A Support Scientist is needed to contribute to a research program
on the molecular characterization of microfungi of importance to
agriculture. Emphasis is on fungi used in biological control.
Duties: Extracts and purifies nucleic acids from filamentous fungi
for molecular characterization. Runs gels to determine the quantity
and purity of extracted nucleic acids. Amplifies specific regions
of nucleic acids derived from filamentous fungi prior to sequencing.
Searches scientific literature for principles, methods, and procedures
and selects the most appropriate for the research goals. Maintains
laboratory notebooks, recording methods and procedures used,
modifications, observations and results obtained. Prepares results
of findings from experiments conducted for inclusion in reports and
presentations. Undertakes care, maintenance, and calibration of
specialized laboratory instruments, e.g. lyophilizer, PCR thermocycler,
and automated sequencer. Organizes and maintains living culture
collection of filamentous fungi.
Position is with the Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory,
USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, outside of Washington, DC.
For details, see USDA-Agricultural Research Service Web site
Under Interdisciplinary: Microbiologist/Botanist/Molecular Biologist
Announcement Number: ARS-X2E-2222
Opening Date: March 4, 2002
Closing Date: March 25, 2002.
Amy Y. Rossman, Research Leader
Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory
USDA-ARS, Rm. 304, B011A
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
email: amy at nt.ars-grin.gov
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