Job posting: Assistant Project Scientist, pistachio genomics

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 crop genetics and genomics and associated phenotypic analyses. This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development to implement a research program focused on pistachio genetics and breeding with an emphasis on the genetics of agriculturally important traits. The scope of the studies may include a wide range of basic and applied genetic approaches including, but not limited to, plant development, remote sensing, and marker-assisted selection. This candidate will also provide leadership, supervision and training for technicians, students and other laboratory co-workers.

Candidates should have familiarity in plant physiology, molecular biology, and genetics; a Ph.D. in relevant field as well as extensive laboratory and field experience; a record in phenotypic analysis, including remote sensing; and experience in working with long-lived woody species. Familiarity with and application of computer tools for genetic analysis and database use are required.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system, JPF02865. 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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