Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Junior Specialist - Harada lab 2021
Position Working Title: Junior Specialist for Harada Lab Home Department: Plant Biology Academic Year: 2021-2022
Position Description Junior Specialist
Research (90%) The Junior Specialist will make creative contributions in research to understand the control of gene activity during plant development. With training from and in consultation with the PI, the individual will establish specific research goals and lead projects related to deciphering the function of transcription factors with key developmental roles. The Junior Specialist will design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret the experimental results to determine transcription factor function by defining transcription factor binding sites, identifying genes with altered expression following perturbation of transcription factor levels, dissecting DNA regulatory elements required for transcription factor activity, and identifying cell type specific transcription factors. The Junior Specialist will query the scientific literature to obtain information needed to aid in the successful completion of the research project and will conduct both wet bench and computational experiments. The individual will document, summarize, and organize experimental results for publication in scientific journals and will contribute to the writing of the manuscripts. The individual will also participate in lab maintenance activities and perform other tasks requested by the PI.
Professional Competence (5%) The Junior Specialist will report research progress at weekly lab meetings, actively contribute to discussions about other research projects in the lab, and review manuscript drafts written by members of the lab. Attendance at research conferences with labs from other universities is also expected. The individual may attend relevant scientific seminars and participate in appropriate professional/technical societies.
Service (5%) The Junior Specialist will help to mentor and to provide training for undergraduate assistants in the lab.
To apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, one letter of recommendation and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, via this URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04300. The deadline for full consideration is August 8, 2021.
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