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Assistant Project Scientist - Schreier Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 16th, 2018
Last review date: August 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc), he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but
may do so by exception.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

(Specific responsibilities associated with the particular appointment and subject matter area should be developed using the following list of general responsibilities associated with the Project Scientist position. A sample statement is included under each general responsibility.)

I. RESEARCH (90%)

Research Activity (50%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of conservation genetics and aquaculture genetics/genomics. The candidate will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. The candidate will mentor students or technicians regarding technical aspects of their research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. He/she should have a strong foundation in genetics and genomics and solid knowledge of techniques such as PCR, quantitative PCR, genotyping, and data management.

Publication (20%)
The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.

Grant Acquisition (20%)
The candidate will assist the PI in acquiring grants from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies. The candidate will interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.

II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10%)
The candidate will participate in professional societies and regional or national conferences appropriate to conservation genetic research and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.

When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.

Job location

Davis, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/positions/index.html

Requirements

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
    (Optional)

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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