The Ministry of Natural Resources, Aquatic Research and Development Section has an excellent temporary opportunity as a research technician in our aquatic genetics laboratory located at Trent University in Peterborough Ontario.What can I expect to do in this role?In this position you will:-Assist the senior genetics technician with operation and management of the Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Unit's genetics laboratory;-Conduct laboratory work such as DNA extraction, quantification, precipitation, amplification, electrophoresis, and scoring; -Assist with the planning of experiments, manage and summarize genetic data, and prepare reports; -Provide technical assistance and training to MNR staff, students and collaborators in genetic laboratory techniques and methods.How do I qualify?MandatoryValid Class G Driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of OntarioTechnical knowledge:- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in DNA amplification and electrophoresis to conduct genetic laboratory work; - Demonstrated knowledge and experience in laboratory methods used in fisheries and/or population genetics and in troubleshooting biochemical reactions;- Knowledge of sound data management principles;- Proven knowledge of safe working practices in a laboratory setting, including the use of hazardous chemicals;- Demonstrated knowledge of the worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.Computer skills:- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of personal computers for data storage and retrieval.Leadership, project management and analytical skills:- Proven leadership, project management, analytical and problem solving skills to implement several project concurrently and to troubleshoot problems in the laboratory.Communication skills:- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, tact and judgment to communicate with public, staff, students and clients and to provide technical assistance and training.- Demonstrated ability to prepare written data summaries.
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