Assistant Specialist in Plant Sciences
Mar 10, 2016
from 09:40 AM to 09:40 AM
Description: The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment or with social science research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. Within this defined area and when appropriate, the Specialist is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and to supply input into the planning of research and educational programs. Normally, Specialists do not have Principal Investigator (PI) status but may obtain permission by exception and/or collaborate with a PI in preparing research proposals for extramural funding. The Specialist is evaluated for merit and promotion using three basic criteria outlined below.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE I.RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90% EFFORT)
A. Collaborate with other research and extension personnel affiliated with research activities involving BioNano Irys technology.
B. Development of protocols to increase N50, throughput, and other experimental parameters with BioNano Irys technology
C. Evaluation of BioNano Irys output using high molecular weight DNA from various species.
D. Development of protocols to process high molecular weight DNA from various species for BioNano technology.
E. Preliminary analyses of BioNano Irys experiments.
F. Process high molecular weight DNA sent to us from outside sources through the BioNano Irys process and generate data from these samples that will be used by the Luo laboratory.
G. Contribution to publications as co-author or acknowledged.
II.PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5 % EFFORT)
A. Participate and present project updates in lab meetings.
B. Maintain safety protocols related to BioNano technology experiments as well as general laboratory safety procedures.
C. Help with general laboratory upkeep.
III.UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)
A. As part of the Luo laboratory, host and train visiting scholars in BioNano technology.
B. Participate in training and outreach symposiums on behalf of the Luo laboratory.
To begin application process, click on link below (or copy and paste into browser): https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00911