[Coral-List] Lab Technician position

Howard Lasker hlasker at nsm.buffalo.edu
Wed Apr 20 09:49:45 EDT 2005

Laboratory Technician Position Available

A full-time position will become available on May 30 working on a NSF 
funded project looking at recruitment and population genetics of the 
gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae in  the Bahamas.   The work will 
be conducted in Buffalo with biannual field trips.  The technician will 
conduct microsatellite analyses of gorgonian tissue samples. Tasks will 
include DNA extraction, PCR, gel quantification and genotyping using a 
LiCor DNA sequencer.  The work also will include general laboratory 
tasks such as maintaining stock supplies, record keeping, ordering 
supplies, and supervising undergraduate work-study students.  Applicants 
should have a Master's degree or equivalent experience.
Fieldwork will involve research diving from research vessels or small 
boats, and the work will include collecting samples, population surveys 
and monitoring recruitment experiments.  The assistant must be able to 
meet University at Buffalo and AAUS standards for certification as a 
research diver and have a minimum of 25 logged open water dives.   (In 
addition to SCUBA certification applicants should have current 
certification in CPR, first aid, oxygen delivery and be able to pass a 
medical exam for diving.)
Applicants should have documentation of valid U.S. work authorization.

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York is an AA/EOE 

Applicants should mail or email applications (letter of application, 
resume and names and contact information of two references) prior to May 
20, 2005 to:
Dr.  Howard R. Lasker
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
email:  hlasker at buffalo.edu <mailto:hlasker at buffalo.edu>
phone: (716) 645-2363  x184

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