Laboratory Technician - Plant Pathology
Landcare Research is New Zealand’s leading provider of solutions and
advice for sustainable development and the management of land-based
natural resources. We passionately believe that excellent science
and its effective application can contribute significantly to the
economic transformation necessary to provide a higher quality of
life for New Zealanders, while also ensuring our land environments
are protected and respected.
We are seeking an experienced laboratory technician to join our
Biodiversity and Conservation group. This role is primarily focused
on providing technical assistance for applied plant pathology and
molecular biology associated with investigating weed biocontrol and
diseases in native ecosystems. This will include carrying out
research projects working with a range of weed targets and collar -
and root-rot diseases.
You will hold a BSc in agriculture, biology, horticulture and/or
molecular biology/genetics, and have experience in glasshouse and
laboratory research, in particular culturing of fungi and bacteria.
In addition, you will be skilled in PCR (including quantitative),
DNA extraction, cloning, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis and be
familiar with software programs such as Sequencher and Geneious.
Experience with plant taxonomy, microbial identification, indexing
of viruses, DGGE and 454T sequencing is highly desirable. You will
also have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly organised,
willing to meet tight deadlines and enjoy working independently and
within a team environment.
The position is full-time, permanent, and based at our Tamaki site
at St Johns, Auckland.
To find out more about our organisation, apply for this position, or
view the Position Description please visit our website
For specific queries, please contact Dr Sarah Dodd at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Stan Bellgard at
Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 20th May 2012.
© 2013 The Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc. | Copyright - DisclaimerBackground Images: Margaret Senior Disease Paintings
© State of New South WalesWebSite: Williamson
- Web | Contact Us - Report a Bad Link | Revised: 17/06/2013 10:41:12 AM