- Plant Molecular Systematics -
Biological Sciences Laboratory Technician
The Laboratory of Molecular Systematics (LMS) of the National
Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, seeks a highly
motivated individual to perform research in plant molecular systematics.
The position is initially for a one-year appointment under the supervision
of Dr. Elizabeth A. Zimmer, and involves a collaborative project (with Drs.
Warren Wagner and Chrissen Gemmill) to investigate the evolution of South
The position may include the following responsibilities:
Isolation of plant nucleic acids, manipulation of DNA including automated
amplification and sequencing, production and screening of microsatellite
libraries with radioactive probes, development of flanking DNA primers for
population sample screening, analysis of sequence and microsatellite data
using computer-assisted algorithms, and performance of many basic
laboratory procedures accurately and efficiently such as preparation of
solutions and buffers, sterilization of glassware and media, maintenance of
bacterial strains and nucleic acid stocks.
The position requires a bachelors or masters degree, and experience in
plant molecular biology . Starting salary range $21,421 - 26,532. For
more information about the position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Zimmer at (301)
238-3444, ext. 106; email zimmer at onyx.si.edu; for application information,
call our 24-hour automated request center (202) 287-3102, press 9, and
request Vacancy Announcement No.98DM-2102 and a full application package.
Applications must be postmarked by June 30. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Dr. Matthew D. Kane
Laboratory of Molecular Systematics
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Telephone: (301) 238-3444 EX. 108
Fax: (301) 238-3059
email:kane at onyx.si.edu