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Assistant Project Scientist

Company: University of California - Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

ASSISTANT PROJECT SCIENTIST APPLY NOW TO ASSISTANT PROJECT SCIENTIST

Job #JPF01265

* College of Nat & Agr Sciences - Nematology

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: April 24th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Nematology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position (Project Scientist Series). The selected candidate will perform research that includes laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments addressing molecular genetics of nematode, insect and disease resistance traits in cotton, cowpea and carrot. The work will involve screening assays with nematode and fungal pathogens through greenhouse inoculation tests and field assays on infested field sites, and include setup, inoculum preparation, plant inoculation, plant growth, pathogen symptom assays, results and analysis and reporting. Molecular analyses will include DNA and RNA extractions, genotyping with SSR and SNP markers, analysis of sequence data and marker discovery. Plant crosses and development of segregating populations for analysis of target traits will be made. Plants will be grown for seed collection. Transcriptome analysis on inoculated plant materials will be conducted. Development of funding agency reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals will be conducted, plus supervision of lab helpers and student employees on specific lab tasks.

Basic qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in a relevant field, at least three years of postdoctoral experience in plant genetics and genomics.
Preferred qualifications for this position include expertise in plant genetics, genomics, and experience with cotton and cowpea plant systems.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advancement through the Project Scientist Series ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity, and provide the names and email addresses of three references to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01265. Review of applications will commence on May 25, 2020 and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Guadalupe Figueroa, Academic Personnel, at guadalupe.figueroa@ucr.edu.

JOB LOCATION

Riverside, CA

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Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, we ask applicants to describe their past and potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every academic member at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.
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The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You have the right to an equal employment opportunity.
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For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement.
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The University of California, Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports.
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