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Current Non-State Position Openings

Conservation Genetics Technician Temporary Position

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Director's Office

Closes 5pm on June 30, 2021

Job Description

This position will assist the Conservation Geneticist with processing samples for DNA analysis. Primary duties include performing and troubleshooting DNA extractions, PCR, and sequencing. Additionally, candidate will be responsible for database management and will perform microsatellite analysis under the supervision of the Conservation Geneticist. Other duties include assisting with tissue cataloguing, data entry, and lab management.

Hourly pay will be in the $18.00 to $20.00 range for a typical 40-hour work week and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. This is an 11-month temporary position starting from the time of hiring, preferably July 12, with the possibility of another term after a one-month break. Work weeks are typically 40 hours Monday thru Friday and generally follow a normal 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM workday. Insurance benefits are not provided for temporary positions; however, Human Resources may provide assistance in obtaining insurance through the Affordable Care Act at the employee's expense if eligible.

This position will work in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.


A bachelor's degree in genetics, molecular biology, or similar field. Desired skills and abilities include:

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Experience with pipetting and PCR
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to use presentation media
  • Knowledge of personal computers and associated software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel for database management


Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Heather Evans, Conservation Geneticist

Phone: 919.707.9285


Deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on June 30, 2021.