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Final date: April 17th, 2019 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.
Title: Assistant Project Scientist I-IV -Biochemistry -Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Dr. Sheng Luan in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position starting Summer of 2019 at 100% time.
The Luan Laboratory studies how plants perceive and respond to extracellular signals through modifying their developmental and physiological programs. Studies in Luan Lab have identified a new molecular network for calcium signal transduction in plants. Downstream of these early signaling events, plants respond and adapt to environmental changes by regulating the biochemical processes including those at the plasma membrane, vacuolar membrane, and in the chloroplasts.
The candidate will provide significant support to Luan Lab in; Leading research work on calcium signal transduction and regulation of membrane transport in Arabidopsis and rice. This project will include molecular genetics work to identify the function of calcium sensing networks, scoring physical and functional interactions of the calcium signaling components with membrane transport network, and formulating a mechanism underlying how plants sense and adapt to environmental changes.
Responsibilities in the Luan Lab will include;
Provide technical assistance to research using molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry approaches
Prepare papers for publication
Provide oversight to graduate and undergraduate students
Phenotyping plant mutants under specific growth conditions
Ionic measurement using ICP-MS
Cell Biology techniques including isolation of plant organelles
Subcellular localization of proteins using confocal microscope and fluorescent markers
Molecular cloning and other techniques to identify and analyze DNA-RNA-Protein functions
Basic qualifications (Must be met by time of application): PhD degree or equivalent international degree.
Preferred qualifications: Have worked in plant nutrition, transport, and calcium signaling for more than 8 years. Record of publication in refereed journals.
Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Sheng Luan. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Salary and Benefits: Project Scientist $57,400 - $67,300 annual salary (depending on qualifications). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Assistant Project Scientist series salary scale.
This position provides full benefits. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. UC Berkeley is a family responsive institution.
Contact information for three references is required. Only the references for finalists will be contacted.
Specific questions regarding the job advertisement can be directed to, Dr. Sheng Luan, email@example.com. This recruitment will remain open until filled.
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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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