Molecular Systematics Technician 2

Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Molecular Systematics Technician 2 performs a wide range of activities supporting the ongoing work of the Biodiversity Program at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. This full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position, reports to the Conservation Geneticist.

Essential Duties:

Field work duties (ca. 20% time)

  • Plant specimen collection;
  • Field identification;
  • Focused plant surveys;
  • Data collection.

Research and office duties (ca. 40% time)

  • Perform analyses in collaboration with Biodiversity Team Principal Investigators;
  • Report and paper writing in collaboration with Biodiversity Team Principal Investigators;
  • Prepare, database, and help maintain dried plant tissues for SBBG tissue bank;
  • Coordinate with collectors to obtain necessary meta-data when accessions are made by SBBG collectors;
  • Assist and manage volunteers and interns as needed in the genetics lab with Biodiversity Team Principal Investigators;
  • Communicate with the public during tours and in presentations.

Laboratory duties (ca. 40% time)

  • DNA extraction;
  • DNA quantitation;
  • Gel electrophoresis;
  • PCR;
  • High-throughput library preparations.

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