Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

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Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF05831

Assistant Project Scientist
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Nature of the research:

  • Research to develop targeted epigenome editing tools for crop improvement.
  • Research to develop tools for the delivery of genome and epigenome editing reagents in plants.
  • Working with Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species.

    Role and Responsibilities:
  • Designing experiments and implementing research projects.
  • Generating next-generation sequencing (NGS) libraries and analyzing the bioinformatics data.
  • Managing and mentoring a team comprising of technician and undergraduate researchers.
  • Collaborating across multiple projects within the laboratory and internationally.
  • Communicating research findings within the laboratory and internationally.
  • Writing papers, grant proposals, and generating publication quality figures.

    Experience and qualifications required:
  • Ph. D. in plant molecular biology or plant virology with a focus on gene regulation in plants during pathogen infection.
  • 5 years or more of postdoctoral experience at a high-level research laboratory in the field of plant epigenetics, epigenome editing and plant virology.
  • Experience in working with Zinc finger and various types of CRISPR-CAS9 systems in plants.
  • Proficiency in techniques such as WGBS, RNA-seq, and techniques involved in plant-pathogen interaction.
  • A publication track record in high-quality academic journals in the fields of plant-pathogen interaction and epigenome editing.
  • Extensive experience with a command-line interface, computing clusters, and proficiency with R is preferred.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills from presentations at national and international conferences.

    To apply, please submit required materials online to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05831.

    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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05831


    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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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    Posted: 8/28/2020
    Application Due: 9/27/2020
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