University of California, Riverside

Microbiology and Plant Pathology



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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Job Details: A post-doctoral research opportunity is available in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside to study the mechanism of plant interactions with biological control agents (BCA) by (i) comparative transcriptomic analysis of the plant response induced by the BCA (ii) identifying root-secreted compounds involved in communication between the plant and the BCA.
In addition to conducting research, the incumbent will have roles in training undergraduate and graduate researchers within the lab, preparing manuscripts and cooperating with other team members and collaborators.

Job Requirements: Skills: A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Microbiology or a closely related field. The position requires significant experience in working with micro-organisms in vitro and in planta, experience in working with Arabidopsis thaliana, and strong analytical ability. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills, including a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Expertise in molecular biology and bioinformatics will be required. Ideally, the candidate should have received their Ph.D within the past 3 years.  

To apply, please send: (1) cover letter detailing your research experiences, interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information of three references to Dr. Emma Gachomo to (emma.gachomo@ucr.edu).     

 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.

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.

 

Assistant Project Scientist

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist I.

Graduate and postgraduate school training in biomedical sciences and at least 10 years of biomedical research experience are required. The successful applicant should have the following skills and attributes: (i) be proficient in mouse colony maintenance, breeding, in vivo mouse surgery, multiple routes of administration, blood sampling techniques, and tissue collection, (ii) be proficient in immunological, histological, cellular and molecular biology techniques, including tissue fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, primary and cell line culture, DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, protein expression and analysis (e.g. immunoprecipitation, Western blotting) and other techniques such as flow cytometry (FACS), ELISA, (iii) be proficient in the characterization of live attenuated virus vaccines, (iv) understanding the concepts of antiviral RNA interference and its viral suppression, (v) be proficient in image, statistical analyses and data processing using computer software, and (vi) be proficient to modify and amend rules and experimental protocols including animal use protocols.

Applicants should provide a CV, a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and contact details for three confidential references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00938.

Advancement through the Assistant Project Scientist/non-Senate academic staff 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 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.

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.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Boyce Hall 1463

Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-4294
E-mail: margarita.flores@ucr.edu

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