Department of Botany & Plant Sciences University of California, Riverside
The Nabity Lab at the University of California, Riverside seeks a full-time assistant project scientist with at least 5 years' postdoctoral experience in insect molecular biology, effector gene annotation, and functional analyses of proteins using yeast-two hybrid assays. The applicant will continue work ongoing in insect effector identification, functional characterization, and assessment of evolutionary strategies. Duties include DNA/RNA sample preparation, genetic sequence assembly and curation, and functional validation of protein-protein interactions. The applicant will actively engage other lab members (undergraduate, graduate and visiting students) in scientific discourse, provide training in molecular biology and bioinformatics when relevant, and ensure a safe and friendly working environment during employment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Entomology and more than 5 years' postdoctoral experience in insect molecular genetics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with galling insects including the Hessian fly and grape phylloxera.
To Apply: Application materials for this position should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01057 . Please provide a full curriculum vitae, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin January 21, 2019. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Paul Nabity ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Eric Chong, Academic Personnel at email@example.com . Additional information about the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences can be found at http://plantbiology.ucr.edu/ .
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.
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.
Advancement through the Project Scientist 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.
Internal Number: JPF01057
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.