The specialist will collect, analyze, and archive data on pollen, including collecting plants from field and living-collections scenarios as well as molecular biological analyses of pollen. The specialist will also be responsible for some basic research-related logistical tasks, such as purchasing research supplies, website maintenance, etc., and will work closely with all lab members, including supervision of several undergraduate researchers in the lab.
- A BS or BA in environmental sciences or biology is required.
- Experience with basic molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction, PCR) is preferred, as are experience identifying insects and plants and research experience in both laboratory and field settings.
- The successful candidate will have leadership experience in a research setting (i.e., managing people involved in data collection); be highly organized; have excellent time management and written communication skills; have the ability to manage several different project components at the same time; and have research experience with multiple different research projects.
- Strong computer skills are also required, including Excel and preferably the R statistical programming language.