This position is to assist with the molecular biology activities of the diagnostic virus testing lab for berry crops and grapes at the Micro-propagation and Repository Unit. This includes collecting plant tissue samples from the greenhouse and extracting nucleis acids from plant tissue using standardized protocols. Other activities may include core molecular techniques; setting up PCR and RT-PCR reactions and running agarose gels as well as lab equipment maintenance and washing labware. The successful candidate will be coordinating daily activities with the supervisor and other staff members in the Unit.
B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.
Must be able to work in the lab, greenhouse and the field
Must be meticulous, punctual and reliable
Must have a strong interest in learning new things related to plant molecular biology
Experience working with Microsoft Office Software
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to search and read scientific literature pertinent to the position
The University Of North Carolina