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Research and Development Technician in Johnston, IA at NextGen

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The candidate will



  • Support real time qPCR assay development activities, including tissue collection, nucleic acid extraction, running and optimizing PCR

  • Support leaf disc assay development, including


    • Maintaining maize plants in greenhouse

    • Performing physiological assays

    • Performing agrobacterium-mediated leaf disc infiltration

    • Performing inoculation of infiltrated leaf discs with fungal spores o preparing samples for microscopy studies

    • Testing disease resistance gene candidates


  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment



Main skills



  • Self-starter with an ability to work individually and engage other team members as needed

  • Demonstrated aptitude in the use of laboratory instrumentation

  • Must be comfortable and able to work safely in lab and greenhouse environment

  • A solid understanding of PCR and PCR troubleshooting

  • An ability to problem solve independently and communicate solutions to a larger group

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