Under supervision, manage a laboratory focused on propagation of woody perennial tree crops (including walnut, pistachio, and pear) and their pests and pathogens (including Armillaria and root lesion nematode). This position will initiate and conduct experiments involving improvement of microshoot production, embryogenesis efficiency, and insertion or editing of genes in Juglans, Pistacia, Pyrus, and Pterocarya; assume responsibility for training, scheduling, and oversight of student assistants; maintain cultures of plant pests and pathogens; perform genetic analysis to identify markers associated with resistance to pests and pathogens.
$23.95 - $38.53 / HR.
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Perform repetitive manual tasks from a seated position for hours at a time.
Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-BS degree in Plant Sciences or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-3-5 years' work experience in Plant Sciences or related fields.
-Experience and skills to conduct tissue culture in walnut or closely related species is required.
-Experience with culturing plant pathogens.
-Familiarity and experience with walnut quality descriptors.
-Must demonstrate ability to organize and process data; must show attention to detail; must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule; and must be able to communicate proficiently in both written and spoken English.
-Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and programming in Microsoft Access.
-Previous experience culturing plant pathogens in Armillaria, is highly desirable.
-Coursework, previous experience, or strong interest in bioinformatics is desirable.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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