The Biological Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to join our team working in the field of Synthetic Biology. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Care for plants and monitor health of plants for problems including those related to pests, water, soil and fertilizer. * Aid in analysis of transgenic plants, collect and store relevant data pertaining to the analyses. * Prepare appropriate solutions and growth media for various laboratory needs. * Prepare plates with appropriate media for plant and bacterial growth, and other purposes. * Harvest, sterilize, store, and plant seeds, and transfer plants between media and soil as needed. Label all seeds, plates and plants clearly and accurately and maintain a written record of seeds and plants. * Perform molecular biology laboratory tasks, including cloning, DNA extraction, PCR, and other tasks as needed. * Use appropriate sterile techniques. Maintain a clean laboratory bench and plant growth room space at all times. Clean up any extraneous plant matter to reduce risk of pests or pathogens. * Perform calculations and analyses of data as required. * Summarize and present results to other lab members as required. * Effectively communicate with supervisor and coworkers regarding problems, research results, and other issues important to the successful completion of activities. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree with major course work in the field of assignment, and two years related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills: * Knowledge of scientific research techniques, methods and procedures. * Working knowledge of equipment used in related fields of research. * Considerable knowledge of health, safety, and security precautions in keeping with type of research being done. * Ability to set up and operate research instrumentation and equipment. Ability to make accurate assays and to prepare reports, charts, or graphs on results. * Ability to work effectively with fellow researchers, staff members, faculty, supervisors and students.