Research Assistant-work study position
This is my current place of employment. It is a federal-work-study position as a laboratory assistant for one of my biology professors. He is performing research on the population genetics of Wild Rice, and my job is to perform laboratory duties to assist with his work.
This includes extracting the DNA from the leaves of Wild Rice plants, which involves a wide variety of laboratory equipment and technique, including pipetters, centrifuges, liquid nitrogen, agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA quantification, and much more. I also exercise sterile procedure whenever necessary to avoid cross-contamination of samples.