Assistant Specialist Step I-III or Associate Specialist Step I-IV â Plant Molecular Evolution â Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Posted by: Campus Shared Services
Posted date: Mar-21-2017
Location: Berkeley, CA
Â Assistant/Associate Specialist: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley is looking for a highly motivated Assistant or Associate Specialist to conduct research under the supervision of the PI, Dr. Richard Dodd, in the field of woody plant molecular evolution under environmental change. Research is focused on population demography and adaptation in trees under environmental changes.
Responsibilities: The Specialist will work both independently and closely with other members of the lab â€¢ To map and/or assemble next-generation sequencing data
â€¢ Adapt existing genomic techniques to non-model organisms
â€¢ Develop novel, high-throughput methodologies to identify allelic variants associated with environmental variables by comparing individuals from natural populations over a range of habitats
â€¢ Present the results of research at meetings and in publications
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Applicants must possess at least a Bachelorâ€™s degree, or equivalent degree, in molecular biology or a related field.
Additional Required Qualifications (By start date): Knowledge relating to whole genome sequencing and data analysis pipelines including file formats, sequence alignment and variant calling.
Preferred Qualifications (By start date): Masters of Science degree, or equivalent degree, in the field of plant molecular biology or a related field. Appointment: This position reports Professor Richard Dodd. The approximate start date will be Fall 2017. The initial appointment is for 12 months. Reappointment is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.