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Laboratory Technician in Evolutionary Biology

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Loyola University Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 – $43,000 a year3 hours ago Qualifications – Pet care – Driver’s License – Animal care – Computer skills – Data collection – Bachelor’s degree Full Job Description Position Details Job Title Lab Technician Position Number Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Non-Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Department Name BIOLOGY Location Code BIOLOGY (02112A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities The position is in the lab of Dr. Yoel Stuart. The technician will be responsible for (i) preparing for field and lab work; (ii) collecting and sectioning sediment cores from alpine lakes; (iii) preparing sediment cores for description and radioisotope dating; (iv) isolating dormant Daphnia eggs (ephippia) from core sections; (v) running life history experiments to measure fitness of Daphnia clones from different sections. The field work involves travel to remote alpine lakes in Utah as part of the field team collecting sediment cores. We camp at our field sites. We launch a boat every day to take our sediment cores. The lab work at Loyola University Chicago requires sectioning of cores, sediment handling and preparation, and microscopy to isolate hundreds of ephippia over several months. Once ephippia are isolated, they will be shipped to the lab of a collaborator at UT Arlington. The technician will travel to UTA to help run experiments. Throughout lab work, the technician will help supervise undergraduate researchers working in the laboratory. Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Applicants must have a bachelor’s with 0 – 1 years’ experience in the subject field. Qualifications Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related field. They must have a valid US driver’s license. They must be able to swim. They should have experience conducting research in aquatic systems and/or with dissection microscopes. They should have some experience with animal care. They should willing to drive a pickup truck (Ford F150) on narrow, winding mountain roads. Certificates/Credentials/Licenses Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related field. They must have a valid US driver’s license. They must be able to swim. They should have experience conducting research in aquatic systems and/or with dissection microscopes. They should have some experience with animal care. They should willing to drive a pickup truck (Ford F150) on narrow, winding mountain roads. Computer Skills Data collection, Research, Literature review Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles Yes Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? Yes Physical Demands Lifting, Carrying, Standing, Repetitive Motions Working Conditions Animals, Irregular Hours Open Date Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Posting Show full job description Apply Now