The main task of the position consists of sampling and extracting DNA from the remains of humans and animals, as well as from plant material, sediment and other types of samples, and preparing DNA sequencing libraries and performing DNA library quality controls. The tasks also include developing, implementing and evaluating methods for e.g. DNA extraction, library preparation, target capture and metabarcoding. The work includes following relevant scientific literature and attending research meetings and conferences, assisting with planning of projects, lab management and maintenance, project documentation and report writing. The laboratory work is performed in dedicated ancient DNA cleanroom laboratories, as well as in other pre- and post-PCR laboratories.
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