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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center



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    Laboratory Technician Labor

    Job Description: 
    Our research laboratory located in Lake Alfred Florida has a part-time (potentially leading to full-time) position for a qualified individual to assist research staff with conducting experiments related to the study of citrus greening disease or Huanglongbing (HLB). We are working to develop and deploy CTV infectious clones to mitigate the HLB effect on citrus production.

    An ideal candidate will have several years’ laboratory experience and coursework in microbiology, virology, plant pathology or related field. Advanced degree is a plus. Laboratory experience can substitute for degree.

    $15 - $20 Hour depending on experience.

    Desired skills include experience with major molecular biology protocols including any of the following:

    • Northern and Western blotting
    • DNA /RNA extraction and agarose gel analysis of DNA/RNA samples
    • cloning techniques
    • real-time PCR and RT-PCR assays
    • enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
    • RNA sequencing analysis
    • inoculation of plants with pathogens
    • Preparing tissue samples for analysis by collecting, chopping, weighing, and processing. 
    • Preparing and maintaining chemical solutions, media stocks and other consumables.
    • Experience with confocal microscopy is a plus
    • Other duties as assigned.

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