Staff Research Associate 1 - Brem Lab (9613C) 14475
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 26, 2021
The Department of Plant & Microbial Biology is committed to the University of California's mission of dedicated research and to providing a superior education in plant biology, microbiology and related life sciences.
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The Rachel Brem lab will need a research associate for a project focused on molecular evolution in microbes. The goal is to investigate the molecular determinants of ancient yeast traits manifesting as divergences between extant species. The day-to-day research work will require transgenesis, genome sequencing, microbial phenotyping, and computational data analysis. The associate will also serve as lab manager and carry out public presentations of research findings.
Microbial culture, maintenance, and phenotyping.
Microbial transgenesis/strain construction.
Preparation of illumina sequencing libraries.
Serve as lab manager.
Coordinate purchasing and space needs.
Serve as lab safety coordinator.
Active participation in lab meetings and journal clubs.
Public presentation of research findings.
The applicant must have experience in microbiology, molecular biology, and computational biology.
The applicant must be able to carry out repetitive pipetting as well as carry loads of up to 15 pounds.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
Experience in genomics, microbiology, natural genetic variation and evolution and computer scripting.
Salary & Benefits
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This is a full-time career position which is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html
Conviction History Background
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