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OPS – Laboratory Assistant

Position: OPS – Laboratory Assistant

Pay Range: $14-16 per hour

Hours: Potentially Full-time

Job Description

The job description is for a full time laboratory assistant position. The individual will support Citrus breeding and improvement research at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, near Orlando, FL. The individual will be primarily responsible for performing aseptic tissue culture and genetic transformation experiments. Other duties include helping in the greenhouse as needed, maintaining an inventory of chemicals, media, and stock solutions in the lab, and safely disposing chemical and biological waste.

Job Requirements: 

Knowledge of tissue culture procedures and aseptic techniques would be an advantage.
We are looking for individuals with exceptional performance skills, such as: self-motivation, attention to detail, honesty, dependability and adaptability. An interest in citrus breeding and genetics is preferred and prior field and laboratory experience is desirable. This position is a grant funded position for an initial duration of 1 year and may be renewed for additional years with subsequent funding.

Any interest in the position should reach out to Dr. Manjul Dutt