DescriptionDescription of Job:
Lab Technician Temp/Intern will assist in conducting research experiments and performing laboratory tasks. Lab Techs strictly adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure quality and safety. They are proactive, detail-oriented, multi-taskers, able to meet deadlines, and strive in fast-paced work environments. This position requires basic computer work, mainly in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Temps/Interns will be trained in laboratory and other research procedures prior to independent work.
Conducts experiments with mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth regulator products in the laboratory, greenhouse, and outdoor environments. This function includes setting up experiments, watering plants, applying fertilizer, harvesting plants, recording data on plant growth, etc.
Prepares samples and performs analysis of root samples for mycorrhizal colonization analysis under the microscope.
Performs evaluations of mycorrhizal inoculant product samples via propagule counting, root colonization evaluation, infectivity tests.
Maintains, cleans, prepares glassware, and other laboratory appliances for the use in analytical procedures.
Performs other related duties as required.
Experience, Skills & Abilities:
General knowledge of working with plants/fungus, laboratory principles and instrumentation.
Ability to use and maintain personal protective safety equipment.
Ability to collect and prepare samples for analysis in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and quality control requirements.
Ability to effectively prioritize work and manage time to meet deadlines.
Learning and retaining new concepts quickly.
Well-versed in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent interpersonal skills; both verbal and written are essential.
Maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and scientific ethics.
BS in soil Biology, Mycology, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field
Job RequirementsEducation Required: Bachelor
Experience Required: Entry Level
Last updated on 03/09/2021
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