Program Technician - Correll Lab

at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Current University of Arkansas System employees (excluding those at UAMS) including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions. All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page.If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through "My Draft Applications" located on your Candidate Home page.Type of Position:Research


Workstudy Position:NoJob Type:Regular


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Sponsorship Available:YesInstitution Name: Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.


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For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820.Department:PLPA | Spinach and Fungal Research


Department's Website:Summary of Job Duties:The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research investigating the molecular, genetic, and virulence diversity and biology of plant pathogenic fungi, oomycetes, and viruses on various agriculture crops. Additionally, the applicant will manage the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, train and assist students and staff, supervise hourly personnel, and manage a large portfolio of greenhouse, field, and laboratory experiments. Specific responsibilities and duties include designing and conducting experiments, data analyses, publication of results in scientific journals, and general laboratory management.

As a full-time lab member, this position includes responsibility for maintaining safety standards and meeting regulatory requirements, and general laboratory maintenance including maintenance of culture collections, lab supply inventory and general lab organization.Qualifications:


BS in a related field



Graduate Level Coursework in Plant Pathology or related field

1 Year Lab Experience

Experience in bioassays with plant pathogens (foliar and soil borne), characterization of molecular and genetic diversity of plant pathogens, and population biology. Primary research tasks will involve nucleic acid preparation for high-throughput sequencing, qPCR, fungal isolation and growth, and greenhouse plant maintenance. The selected individual must be comfortable tracking and working with large sample formats and databases.

Statistical analysis of data experimental data.

Written and oral presentations of scientific data.

Previous experience training and supervising students, hourly workers, and visiting scientists.

Required skills include the isolation and identification of fungal, oomycete, and viral plant pathogens In addition proficiency in performing molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction and PCR. The successful candidate needs to be highly organized, have experience in scientific data record keeping, and maintaining a collection of laboratory techniques. Design, conduct and assist with greenhouse and field trials on fungal diseases on different crops, sample... For full info follow application link.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Job Posting: 3103205

Posted On: Oct 23, 2021

Updated On: Nov 06, 2021