Professional Researcher in Strawberry Genomics and Bioinformatics
Dec 17, 2015 08:50 AM
Jan 30, 2016 12:00 AM
|Contact Name||Melanie Greenleaf|
The Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a Professional Researcher in strawberry genomics and bioinformatics. This is a calendar year (12-month) non-tenure track position with research and outreach responsibilities. The appointee will be expected to conduct mission-oriented research and outreach in strawberry genomics and bioinformatics relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station.
Description: The appointee will be an integral member and conduct research in support of the University of California Strawberry Breeding Program. We are seeking an ambitious intellectual leader to manage a scientifically diverse and collaborative research program focused on advancing the genetics of strawberry and the application of genomics and bioinformatics in strawberry breeding. The appointee will be expected to: (a) lead the application of genomic selection and genomics-enabled breeding strategies in strawberry; (b) design, organize, and direct research initiatives to develop, enhance, and expand genomic and bioinformatic resources for strawberry; and (c) direct and supervise biocomputing analysts. Candidates with experience and demonstrated success in tackling difficult genomics and bioinformatics problems in complex genomes and a strong background in statistical genetics and bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field, preferably with experience in applying quantitative and statistical genetic approaches in plant breeding; however, candidates with a strong academic track record and background in quantitative and statistical genetics, predictive analytics, and biocomputing in any organism should consider applying. The candidate must have a strong record of accomplishments and publications, excellent verbal and written communication skills, post-doctoral experience, and the ability to secure extramural funding and design and execute innovative cross-disciplinary research.
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Professional Researcher rank at the University of California
Application Process: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00797. Candidates need to submit a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of your three most important publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if within 5 years of either degree), and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process please contact Melanie Greenleaf at [email protected] The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 30, 2016. This position will remain open until filled.