The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for an Assistant Project Scientist (Project Scientist Series) to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Jaimie Van Norman. In this position, the selected applicant will use a combination of advanced methods in cell and molecular biology to investigate polarized protein distribution and protein function in the context of root development.
Experience in root biology is also required for this position. Successful applicants will have extensive experience using laser scanning confocal microscopy, on multiple platforms, to examine protein localization in Arabidopsis roots. Additionally, applicants will have a strong conceptual background in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, as well as in the mechanistic dissection of protein polarization mechanisms and will have demonstrated experience in working with protein-protein and protein-small molecule interactions. We are seeking applicants who are highly motivated, independent, proactive, hardworking, productive, and who work well in a team-oriented environment. The candidate must hold a Ph.D., have at least 3 years postdoctoral experience, and have first author publications in top ranking scientific journals and positive letters of recommendation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Advancement through the Project Scientist ranks at the University of California is through a Series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
To Apply: Application materials for this position should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01281 . Please provide a full curriculum vitae, cover letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin June 15, 2020. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by this date. For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Jackie Quinonez, Academic Personnel Assistant at email@example.com . Additional information about the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences can be found at http://plantbiology.ucr.edu/ .
Internal Number: JPF01281
About University of California Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.