Job posting: Assistant Project Scientist, plant-microbe genome editing

AThe Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for an Assistant Project Scientist position.

Working in support of the Michelmore Lab at the UC Davis Genome Center, this position will involve planning and execution of experiments pertaining to the development and application of genome editing technologies. This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of a research program focused on genome editing technologies with an emphasis on the manipulation of agriculturally important traits. The scope of the studies may include a wide range of molecular genetic approaches including, but not limited to, plant cell manipulations, plant-microbe interactions, and genetics. This candidate will also provide leadership, supervision and training for technicians, students and other laboratory co-workers.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in relevant field as well as extensive laboratory experience; be an expert in plant molecular biology and genome editing technologies; have experience in plant- microbe interactions; and a strong publication record in these areas. Familiarity with the use of databases and computer tools for molecular analysis required.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF02868. Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and letters of recommendation from 3-5 references. The deadline for full consideration is June 2, 2019.

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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