Riverside, CA
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $51,936 - $83,520
Title: SRA 3
Category: Science and Research
Department: Botany and Plant Sciences
Date Posted: 03/17/2017

Position Information: This position will serve both the research and teaching projects of Dr. Susan Wessler. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that undergraduate students in Biology 20 and the undergraduate researchers have the best experience possible. Dr. Wessler plans to recruit a large number of undergraduate researchers in her laboratory to investigate the Fairchild mandarin genome. The successful SRA III will be part of a team that engages undergraduates in research to further their interest as science as a profession. The successful candidate will be conduct original research and support the teaching laboratory and all work may result in publications. The successful SRA III candidate will be expected to develop tissue culture of Fairchild mandarin resulting in the regeneration of genetically engineered plants. The successful candidate will also prepare primary reagents and oversee undergraduates who prepare for the laboratory course. The successful candidate will be part of a team including professors, academic coordinators, post-doctoral associates and graduate students dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of UCR's highly diverse and talented undergraduates.

Minimum Requirements: The candidate must have general knowledge of molecular biology techniques, bioinformatics and plant tissue culture. Experience in maintaining active research and teaching laboratories is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work in a highly diverse environment and willingness to promote undergraduate success.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferably the successful candidate will have extensive experience supervising undergraduate researchers and laboratory maintenance. Preference will be given to candidates who have developed and published original plant tissue culture protocols.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 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.

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