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Assistant Project Scientist/Coaker lab

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Research activity (65%) The candidate must have a strong background studying plant innate immune responses against both bacterial (Pseudomonas syringae) and oomycete pathogens (Phytophthora) as well as subsequent genetic characterization of mutant Arabidopsis lines. The candidate will perform immune assays in Arabidopsis to investigate defense responses against bacterial and oomycete pathogens. The candidate will identify protein complexes involved in immunity using mass spectrometry. A strong protein biochemistry background is required, including protein purification from diverse sources (including plants), Co-IP in plants or after protoplast transfection. The candidate is expected to have a track-record of mentoring junior scientists and is expected to mentor junior graduate students in the laboratory, including troubleshooting of experiments.
Publication (20%) The candidate will be responsible for publishing results in peer-reviewed scientific journal and should have a strong track-record of publication in reputable, highly accessed, scientific journals. The candidate should have excellent written communication skills and is expected to primarily write all scientific manuscripts on his/her own before PI input.

Grant Acquisition (5%) The candidate is expected to actively seek grand funds to support his/her travel to meetings and to assist the PI in writing grant proposals as well as generating grant proposal figures for funding from a variety of sources. The candidate will interact with funding agencies as necessary.

The candidate will present his/her results at scientific meetings in oral or poster format, present results at laboratory meetings, and present results in seminar format. The candidate will assist the PI in reviewing scientific manuscripts, write reviews for scientific manuscripts, and assist the PI in reviewing grant proposals (when appropriate).

Ph.D. Degree is required. Ph.D. degree in plant pathology or related agricultural sciences field.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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 property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)