Responsible for conduction plant transformations in soybean and/or tobacco.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plant transformation and regeneration of tobacco/soybean
Media, buffer, bacterial stock preparation
Documentation, labeling, sample and stock organization, regular updating of progress of transformations in the relative databases.
Selection and screening of transformants (DNA isolation, PCR, shipping samples)
Education: POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Life Science
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology
Required: Experience with aseptic laboratory technique and sterile handling
Preferred: Experience with plant tissue culture, plant transformation, DNA isolation, PCR, genetic engineering
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required: Knowledge of DNA isolation, PCR, aseptic laboratory technique
Preferred: Knowledge of plant transformation, genetic engineering
Environmental Demands: Laboratory-based work with non-hazardous materials.
Additional Salary Information: Appointment Status: Full-time academic professional, grant-supported appointment renewable annually pending continued funding and satisfactory progress within the position. Qualified individuals will be eligible to receive vacation, sick, and personal leave; retirement through the State Universities Retirement System; and group health, dental, vision and life insurance.
About The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB)
Established in 2007, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. The IGB serves as a centralized location for biological and biotechnological research at the University of Illinois.
Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) is an international research project that is engineering crops to be more productive by improving photosynthesis, the natural process all plants use to convert sunlight into energy and yields. By equipping farmers with higher-yielding crops, we can ensure that everyone has enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.