Job Posting: Junior Specialist

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.
Working for Professor Richard Michelmore, this position will be responsible for the maintenance of plant pathogenic microorganisms, maintenance of plants in the lab and greenhouse, inoculation of plants and evaluation of reactions in order to determine resistance and virulence phenotypes, harvesting of samples, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, scoring of genetic markers, various molecular biology procedures, analysis of sequencing data, entry of data into databases, searches of databases, and analysis of data.

Candidates should have a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in Plant Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or related field; a background in plant genetics, molecular genetics, and/or pathology; good quantitative and record keeping skills; experience in extraction, purification and manipulation of nucleic acids; competence in basic bioinformatics tasks, such as sequence analysis, primer design for PCR; experience in PCR and molecular manipulations for genetic analysis and construct assembly; and knowledge of sequencing methods.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF02236. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to Diversity. The deadline for full consideration is June 17, 2018.

The University of California, Davis, and the UC Davis Genome Center are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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