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Insect Molecular Techniques

DESCRIPTION: Interns will participate in molecular analysis of insect taxa including extensive training in molecular techniques, specimen extraction, amplification, gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and sequence editing. Exceptional interns may be trained in primer design.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum six-month commitment is required. Hours are flexible, but preference for 24+ hours per week is given. Background in molecular biology and some familiarity with molecular techniques and molecular laboratory sanitary protocols are required. Attention to detail and manual dexterity to handle small tools (i.e., pipetters, reaction tubes, etc.) for manipulating small or fragile specimens are required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The intern will gain extensive training in molecular techniques, including specimen extraction, amplification, gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and sequence editing

TIMETABLE: Indefinite

AWARD PACKAGE: None

Project Contact Name: David Adamski

Phone: 202-633-4559

E-mail: David.Adamski@ARS.USDA.GOV