Technician III - Alcaine Lab Department of Food Science College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ithaca, NY
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
As a team member in the Alcaine Research Group, this role will provide technical support in a research microbiology laboratory studying the microbial and enzymatic constituents of dairy foods. Responsibilities include bacterial cell culture, bacteriophage propagation, chemical/physical/microbial analysis of dairy products, processing and manufacture of dairy products, and molecular characterization of bacterial isolates. Bacterial isolates may include foodborne and zoonotic pathogens. Further responsibilities include media preparation, equipment maintenance, ordering of supplies, database maintenance and data entry and analysis as required. This team member will also help with laboratory maintenance and management, organize laboratory workflow, and assist with training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Prepare reports for outside customers and communicate effectively with constituents within and outside the university. This job provides a unique opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and to acquire expertise in a wide range of techniques. Position will be located in the brand new state of the art food science building on the Cornell campus.
One-year, full-time, term appointment with possible extension dependent on successful performance and continued funding.
Associates degree or equivalent in microbiology, biology, food science, genetics, cell biology or related field.
Minimum of 1 year and less than 2 years practical experience in microbiology, and/or molecular biology.
Visual concentration and manual dexterity are required.
Must be well organized and detail oriented.
Must be willing and able to work with hazardous chemicals and biohazards.
Ability to lift 20-50 pounds.
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license and be approved to drive for Cornell business.
Must be able to occasionally work irregular hours.
Working knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail.
Experience in collection of data and preparation of summaries and final reports.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff, and outside clientele.
Ability to create an inclusive, high-quality and respectful work environment both in a team setting and independently to achieve departmental and university goals.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in microbiology, biology, food science, genetics, cell biology or related field
Specific experience in molecular biology, bacteriology, dairy product testing, fermentation, yogurt/beer/cheese production, and/or aseptic techniques preferred.
Proficiency in the use and maintenance of a range of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, thermocyclers, enzyme assays, microscopes, etc.
Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and guidelines.
Prior experience training and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL server, and html applications.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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