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Junior Research Specialist for improving detection limits of qPCR
Are you interested in improving the detection limits for pathogens? Quantitative PCR is the gold-standard for the detection of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19. Your challenge is to improve the detection and quantification limits of qPCR, using plant pathogens as a model. At the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Gregor Blaha is looking for a self-motivated candidate to start immediately for a position that is funded for at least 2.5 years. You must have legal clearance to work in the US (project timeline mandates immediate start).
Your duties will include optimizing currently established protocols and establishing the reliability and reproducibility of your optimized pathogen detection. The pathogens whose detection you are improving cause significant economic damage in the citrus, apple, and grape industries. You will collaborate with scientists at the Davis Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis, and the Citrus Clonal Protection Program at UC Riverside.
Other duties in addition to your research are maintaining equipment, ordering supplies, ensuring compliance with safety and reporting requirements, mentoring students, and performing other laboratory related duties as required. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Gregor Blaha (email@example.com).
Required qualification for this position is a master’s degree with relevant research experience. Preferred qualifications are hands-on experience in quantitative PCR and in the statistical analysis of its results. Ideally, you also have experience in isolating nucleic acids from plant matter.
To Apply: Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current, professional references to Dr. Gregor Blaha (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021 and proceed until the position is filled.
Advancement through the Specialist 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.
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.
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.
University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.
Junior specialist in stem cells and epigenetics
A position of a research assistant within the Specialist series (Junior Specialist) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sihem Cheloufi at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. Research in the laboratory focuses on epigenetic regulation of cellular plasticity in the context of cancer and regenerative medicine. For more information, please visit https://www.cheloufilab.org/. Applicants with a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and cell biology are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in RNA and chromatin biology is desirable. For more background information, please visit the cheloufilab.org. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information for three referees to email@example.com. A successful applicant will conduct closely supervised research and provide technical assistance to the lab. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided. Advancement through the Specialist 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. The position is available starting immediately. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cheloufi by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCR is an EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer. 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.