The department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking to fill a Research Technician II position addressing water remediation using microalgae and state of the art bioreactor systems in the laboratory and field. The positions are part of a Nebraska Environmental Trust funded project analyzing the potential of engineered algae-based phytoremediation in mitigating contaminants from Nebraska groundwater sources. The main goal of the work in Dr. Allen's laboratory is to seek solutions to remove high concentrations of nitrogen-bound nitrate (N-NO3) from agricultural runoff, which has negative impacts on human and animal health.
The successful candidates will be working as members of a team to build, maintain and sample algae bioreactor systems for the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants. Inclusion in algal strain development and experiments in plant stable isotopic labeling is also possible. The positions require the routine performance of several chemical and enzymatic assays including use of a GC-MS and a Hach analyzer.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate’s degree in related science plus two years of laboratory or related experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Precision, accuracy, and attention to detail. Experience with basic lab procedures.
Experience with basic microbiological cell culture and assorted basic biochemistry techniques.
Posted Salary: $15.420/hr minimum
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Internal Number: 70186
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