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Research Assistant

Company: Boyce Thompson Institute
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Research Assistant


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.


403(b) retirement

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:

Cover letter


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 protected by federal, state or local laws. If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to send a request for assistance . BTI prides itself on family-friendly policies and is committed to helping its staff achieve career success with an appropriate work-life balance.


Please email your cover letter and resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Keywords: Boyce Thompson Institute, Syracuse , Research Assistant, Other , Ithaca, New York

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