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Genetics Laboratory Technician
Category: Clerical

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver CO

Salary: $15.00 per hour
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012


Position Type: Full-time

Job Summary: The genetics laboratory technician will be responsible for collection of plant conservation genetic data, genetic data analysis, and day-to-day ordering and upkeep in the Conservation Genetics lab at Denver Botanic Gardens. Data collection and analysis will focus on ongoing projects including the examination of population genetic patterns and taxonomic status in several federally listed species.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) (Masters preferred) in botany, biology, genetics, environmental sciences or related field, from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training. Experience working independently in a lab is essential. Experience in any combination of the following is preferred: population genetics, ISSR (intersimple sequence repeat) analysis, dominant marker techniques, microsatellite analysis, systematics (Sanger sequencing or RAD/other Next Generation sequencing), hazardous waste handling, and lab management.

Undergraduate class work in genetics and botany and a basic knowledge of plant biology are required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Experience conducting analyses and producing figures for publishing scientific papers preferred. Database design and management, global position systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) are desirable.

Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to We are a nonprofit, EOE.

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