Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Advanced Professional, Research Technician, Molecular Biology & Symbiosis

Job Number: 79645

Location: University Park, US

Job Description

Do you have a professional interest in optimizing and advancing molecular biology, entomology, microbial symbiosis, or reproductive biology?

The Bordenstein Lab ( in Penn State’s Departments of Biology and Entomology and the One Health Microbiome Center (  is searching for an organized and fast-paced Research Technologist III (Advanced Professional) to join the team. This role will be instrumental in supporting our studies of the cell biological and biochemical mechanisms of Wolbachia bacterial symbionts in Drosophila melanogaster flies and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The position will heavily focus on the use of insect rearing and crosses, viability assays, transgenic expression, genetic editing techniques, fitness assays, reproductive tissue dissections, microscopy, and team management and coordination.

Applications from all walks are welcome, including those considering a move to the area or interested in transitioning within PSU to a new environment.

If you’re an experienced scientist with a knack for team assistance, organization of lab research, and problem-solving, we want to hear from you!

Application Deadline: 2024-10-17


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