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An OPS Technical Assistant position at the USDA-ARS-CMAVE lab (administered by the Entomology and Nematology Dept., University of Florida) is available immediately requiring a B.S. or higher degree and experience in entomology, genetics or biochemistry. This is a full-time temporary position with funding initially available for at least two-years (40 hours/week; 30 hours or flexible hours will also be considered).
Research projects center on the creation of genetically-modified tephritid and drosophilid fruit fly strains for conditional sex-specific selection and male sterility to improve population control programs. Duties will include insect rearing, media preparation, analysis of fruit fly strains (e.g. fluorescence microscopy), plasmid DNA and bacterial culture preparation and maintenance, chemical solution preparation, and lab maintenance as needed. Training will be provided for specialized tasks.
Preferred qualifications: Preference to applicants with an academic background (B.S.) and/or experience in entomology, molecular entomology/genetics, or biochemistry.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and UF guidelines.
Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit
USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology
1700 SW 23rd Drive, Gainesville, Florida
Contact: Contact or send CV/Resumé describing research background and references to Dr. Alfred Handler: firstname.lastname@example.org