Assistant Specialist in Molecular Ecology and Phylogenomics of Scyphozoans
University of California, Merced
May 15, 2018
Part-time, Temporary/Per diem
Higher Education Institution
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
An Assistant Specialist is available in the research group of Professor Michael Dawson in the area of Molecular Ecology and Phylogenomics of Scyphozoans. However, the Associate Specialist level may be offered if candidate meets experience level. The specialist will undertake all laboratory activities involved in genetic analyses of marine invertebrates as instructed by supervisor (e.g. curation, extraction, PCR, (next gen) sequencing, bioinformatic analyses (including setup); participate in all activities related to maintaining a clean, orderly, functioning laboratory (e.g. ordering, reorganization, attending lab meetings, consultation with supervisor, database management, record keeping, …) and, if required, assist in fieldwork on the coast of California.
The University of California Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
To apply, please submit a CV.
Review of applications will begin 5/28/2018 with a final closing date of 6/13/2018.
Candidate must possess at least a PhD in biological science, preferably ecologically and evolutionarily oriented, involving field and laboratory analyses, and have knowledge of, or experience with, high throughput genetic analyses and next generation sequencing. Preference will be given for experience in phylogenetic and systematic analyses, particularly of scyphozoans.
Internal Number: JPF00657
About University of California, Merced
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.