BOYCE THOMPSON INSTITUTE
Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice,
William Boyce Thompson founded the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real
societal benefit. BTIs nineteen faculty-run laboratories and
greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from
more than forty countries. The research out of these laboratories
has the potential to improve important food crops, demystify plant
and human immune systems, and reveal alternative, sustainable
sources of energy. The majority of this research is funded through
external grant funding.
The available position is in a plant biotechnology research
laboratory. Responsibilities include culture media preparation,
maintenance of in vitro plant material, Agrobacterium-mediated
transformation, and analysis of transformants by molecular
techniques. In addition, the successful candidate will be required
to transfer in vitro plants to greenhouse conditions and be
responsible for their maintenance.
Associate, Bachelor, or Master degree in plant science,
horticulture, biology, microbiology or a related field of study.
Experience in sterile technique, plant tissue culture, and
molecular techniques such as cloning/vector construction, PCR,
nucleic acid extraction are highly desirable, but not required.
This position requires attention to detail, excellent time
management, and careful record keeping. Must enjoy working with
others, have initiative, and be reliable.
Health, Dental, and Vison Insurance
Flexible Spending Plan
Group Term and Supplemental Life Insurance
Long and Short-Term Disability
Please be sure to include the following required documents:
The Boyce Thompson Institute provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type in regard to
race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
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accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment
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prides itself on family-friendly policies and is committed to
helping its staff achieve career success with an appropriate
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