The position is located at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Fort Collins, Colorado. You will serve as a Biological Science Technician in the Wildlife Genetics Project. The principal roles of the position will be primarily focused on laboratory practices associated with molecular ecology using micro-satellite and DNA sequencing as applicable to wildlife damage and wildlife disease management research.
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- The duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Participate in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary laboratory studies designed to investigate genetic variability among wildlife species.
- Extract and further process DNA from biological samples (environmental DNA [water], animal tissues, blood, and noninvasive samples such as saliva, hair, feces, etc.).
- Analyze extracted DNA to quantify genetic variability.
- Perform basic statistical analyses on genotype data for the description of population structure among wildlife populations and wildlife diseases.
- Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot problems encountered with laboratory procedures.
- Operate and maintain a broad range of laboratory equipment in a safe and orderly manner.
- Participate in the preparation of scientific presentations.
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