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Molecular Genetics Laboratory Technician II

Updated: Jul 26

Department: Research (Molecular Genetics Lab)

Reports to: Dr. Janet Fulton, PhD

Location: Dallas Center, Iowa

Primary Function

  • Responsible for DNA isolation, PCR, and genotyping

Position Responsibilities

  • Projects as assigned may require direct handling of the birds and may involve avian blood and/or tissue collection

  • Catalog incoming samples into tracking system

  • Maintain accurate records for all samples and results

  • Package and ship samples

  • Development of new techniques

  • Utilize robotics, SNPline Instrumentation, and analysis software

  • Responsible for preparing chemical solutions

  • Responsible for PCR and data analysis

  • Prepare materials for reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Agriculture or related job experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to work independently or as a critical part of a team

  • 1-2 years related experience required

  • Must be eligible to work in the US.

Job Factors

  • Education--Bachelor’s degree required

  • Previous Related Experience--1-2 years related experience

  • Scope, Complexity—Duties are non-routine with wide variety and new tasks added frequently. This position requires knowledge in a specialized field obtained by advanced educational skills and/or on the job experience.

  • Independent Judgment—Work performed under regular supervision or in accordance with specific procedures, but incumbents must set priorities, organize work, and make occasional exceptions.

  • Analytical Ability—Some analytical ability required for the generation and interpretation of data, but in situations where the problems are not difficult or complex. (Consolidating and balancing activities, summarizing data, etc.)

  • Physical Demand—Required to sit, stand, climb, bend, reach, and move about the facility. Ability to lift 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently.

How to Apply

The position is currently open until July 28, 2023. Interested applicants may send their resumes directly to Janet Fulton at Applicants are welcome to send questions and inquiries about the position to Janet as well.

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