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    Opportunity: Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (#93324) @ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -- Berkeley, CA (US)
    Submitted by Bill Cannan; posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Climate & Ecosystems Division ([...]nces/) has an opening for a Research Associate (RA) to join the team.


    What You Will Do:
    • Assist PI, postdocs and PhD students with handling of environmental samples for chemical and microbiological analysis.
    • Use molecular biology methods such as DNA/RNA extraction and purification, microscopy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative-PCR, sequencing.
    • Be in charge of day-to-day lab operations; including but not limited to well keeping of laboratory, sample and chemical inventory organization and sterilization.
    • Independently perform work assignments to create various types of sequencing libraries from (DNA, RNA) environmental samples.
    • Understand and interpret QC results and implement modifications as needed.


    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, and a minimum of 3+ years of lab experience in microbiology or genetics
    • Demonstrated experience with laboratory and molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid and protein purification, PCR, and sequencing
    • Experience with DNA extraction, quantification and amplification, sequencing with Illumina, Nanopore or PacBio platforms
    • Familiarity with reading and understanding different forms of published literature
    • Experience with Word and Excel, GSuite
    • Detailed-oriented, well-organized, reliable and has initiative


    • This is a full-time, one year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
    • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
    • Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
    • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
    • Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.


    Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


    Apply directly online at[...]06227 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

    Letter of application or resume should include:
    • A brief statement of interest in the position
    • Hours and days available to work
    Organization: CE-Climate & Ecosystems


    This position will remain open until filled.


    Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision ([...].html) under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here ([...]t.htm) to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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