Job Posting: Lab Assistant
The Applied Soil Ecology Lab is based out of the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba under the leadership of Dr. Mario Tenuta. We have highly productive and impactful research programs with several important foci: soil ecology, nematology, plant disease, and the relationship between nutrient management and greenhouse gas emissions. Please see soilecology.ca for more information on our lab, including its personnel, projects, facilities, and a photo gallery.
We are currently looking for motivated individuals who want to gain hands-on experience conducting scientific research to assist with our Soil Ecology & Plant Disease Research Program. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to: assist graduate students and senior technicians in laboratory studies; count and identify soil organisms using compound / dissecting microscopes; make culture media and reagent solutions; extract pathogens and nematodes from soils; conduct basic molecular biology analyses such as PCR, qPCR, and gel electrophoresis.
See the attached file for details on the position, including the job description, duties / responsibilities, qualifications, terms of employment, and how to apply.
Note that this position is for casual hours and we are looking to fill it ASAP.