Research and Development Technician in Johnston, IA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Johnston, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/8/2018
  • Job ID:
    874412

Job Description


Research and Development Tech

8/20/2018 – 12/31/2018 w/ benefits

Johnston, IA

Pay: $14.50/hr + 

8-5, M-F

Qualifications:

  • With guidance from supervision and within established procedures, conducts routine research laboratory activities, information/data management activities or operates small scale production equipment in support of research and development.
  • Identifies and suggests improvements in methods, plans projects of limited duration and scope, troubleshoots when erroneous or unexpected results occur.
  • Responsible for producing research experimental results, or information/data management results, or assembling and configuring of small scale production equipment and control systems in a timely fashion utilizing a variety of techniques, effectively documenting findings and communicating results.



Responsibilities: 

  • The successful candidate will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to perform lab and greenhouse activities related to the development of transient assays and validation of disease resistance gene
  • Support real time qPCR assay development activities, including tissue collection, nucleic acid extraction, running and optimizing PCR
  • Support leaf disc assay development, including maintaining maize plants in greenhouse performing physiological assays performing agrobacterium-mediated leaf disc infiltration performing inoculation of infiltrated leaf discs with fungal spores preparing samples for microscopy studies testing disease resistance gene candidates
  • Self-starter with an ability to work individually and engage other team members as needed
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the use of laboratory instrumentation
  • Must be comfortable and able to work safely in lab and greenhouse environment
  • A solid understanding of PCR and PCR troubleshooting
  • An ability to problem solve independently and communicate solutions to a larger group 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.