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    Summary

    The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is a research institute of the Smithsonian Institution (SI) dedicated to ecological and environmental research and education. Research and education at SERC cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries to investigate interrelationships of atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic environments, and to study ecological processes and human impacts, especially in the coastal zone.

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    Responsibilities

    • Aid in laboratory activities with scientific, programmatic, and data management
    • Plan and lead the implementation of field and greenhouse studies, including plant species, including plant species identification and collection, measurement of environmental parameters, seed preparation, experimental set-up and monitoring, and data entry
    • Aid in planning and scheduling of laboratory-based sample processing, including microbial culturing, routine molecular tasks (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR, DNA visualization, sequencing, genotyping), and next generation sequencing library prep
    • Assist with data management activities, including a quality assurance program for all work performed

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09 - FPL 9

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