Cryo-Collections Manager / Research Specialist Senior

The Arizona State University (ASU) School of Life Sciences and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) are seeking a Cryo-Collections Manager for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Biorepository. NEON ( is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle. The project is expected to run for 30 years. For each project year, the NEON Biorepository at ASU will receive, process, store, and make available an average of 100,000 biodiversity occurrences sampled at more than 80 sites across the United States. The diverse samples include DNA extractions, frozen soil samples, bulk and pinned insect collections, herbarium vouchers, and partial or entire vertebrate specimens, among others. Large portions of samples are designated for cryo-storage – using a combination of ultralow and liquid nitrogen (LN2) freezers – to ensure long-term preservation and suitability for molecular/genomic research. A high rate of sample use for NEON-related research projects is expected. The NEON Biorepository will facilitate this by creating a data portal to support occurrence discovery, tracking of sample transactions, integration of collections data and usage statistics, and by maintaining or linking to high-quality biodiversity and molecular data, in compliance with international standards. The cryo-collections manager will play a central role in coordinating these tasks, with particular focus on designing and maintaining the molecular/genomic collections.

Envisioned start date: November 1st, 2018.

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