Technician/Pathogen Genetic Analyses
Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Smithsonian Institution

We are recruiting a technician to conduct laboratory diagnoses and genetic analyses of pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites), including ancient DNA methods.  The position will involve microscopy, DNA extraction, PCR and standard DNA sequencing, next-generation (454) sequencing, and other molecular methods as required.  The position is available initially for one year and will begin as soon as possible following the deadline, but no later than May 2012.  Minimum qualification is a bachelor's degree in biology or similar field, or an equivalent combination of education or experience. Demonstrated laboratory experience is required.

To apply, email (1) a brief letter of application detailing your experience in molecular genetics, ancient DNA and diagnosis of pathogens,
(2) a current curriculum vitae or resume, and (3) names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to Robert Fleischer ([log in to unmask]).  Deadline for applications is 9 March 2012. Please contact Dr. Fleischer if you have any questions concerning the position.

Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute National Zoological Park PO BOX 37012 MRC 5503 Washington, DC 20013-7012 USA