Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Research Technician (Molecular Microbial Oceanography / Flow Cytometry)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), located in Moss Landing, CA, is seeking to fill a Research Technician position in the lab of Dr. Alexandra Worden. The research focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, microbial interactions and carbon cycling. A variety of approaches ranging from traditional oceanography to lab-based culture work and genomics are used to investigate these organisms and their ecological roles. Major initiatives in the lab also include targeted transcriptomic and metagenomic methodologies. For more information on research in the Worden Lab, please visit the labís website at http://www.mbari.org/phyto-genome/Research.htm.
Individuals at ease with instrumentation troubleshooting and verification are strongly encouraged to apply. General responsibilities include flow cytometry (both analysis and sorting), research cruise participation, data analyses and performing routine lab management/organizational tasks. It is expected that over time the individual would become responsible for training other researchers to use the flow cytometer.
Requirements for the position are a B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in biology, microbiology, or a related field, or an engineering background. The candidate must have strong written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must be proficient with basic computer spreadsheet and graphing programs such as Microsoft Excel. She or he must be able to work in both independent and team-oriented settings, and should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of researchers. Experience with molecular biology techniques, sterile cell culture and flow cytometry is desirable.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered, commensurate with a candidateís qualifications and experience. Applicants should send their resume or curriculum vitae, letter of intent and contact information for three people willing to provide references to MBARI Human Resources.
Address your letter of intent to:
MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: RT-MMO-FC
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644
Submit your application materials by e-mail to email@example.com (preferred), or by mail to the above address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.
MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
MBARI Welcomes Diversity