Associate Project Scientist Position in Postharvest Biology and Physiology

Feb 12, 2016 samanning
Department of Plant Science at the University of California, Davis
Application period Feb 12, 2016
from 08:40 PM to 08:40 PM
Where Plant Science


The Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting for an Associate Project Scientist in the area of postharvest biology and physiology that includes biochemical, and genomic-metabolic characterization, estimation, and analysis. The appointee should have actual experience in standard postharvest quality analysis, preparation and analysis of mRNA using microarrays, real-time PCR, analysis of specific enzymes and proteins. They will be responsible for experimental design, sample handling and analysis, instrumentation, improvement of techniques, data analysis, and interpretation of data in collaboration with faculty in Plant Sciences. This individual should have an in-depth understanding of the techniques of pre/ post-harvest quality analysis, transcriptome analysis, analysis of specific enzymes, and estimation of primary and secondary plant metabolites. This appointee should possess knowledge of all aspects of compliance with regulatory APHIS permits, maintain regulatory oversight of field locations, and coordinate all activities related to regulatory compliance inspections. This individual is not expected to be a PI, but will be expected to assist PI's in developing extramural funding. This individual is expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to an ongoing research program, to collaborate with other research and extension personnel, to facilitate teamwork, and to participate in appropriate professional activities, including but not limited to publishing research results, writing research reports, and making presentations. The appointee should have demonstrated professional competence and activity and be interested in University and public service.

Qualifications: PhD in Plant Sciences or related field with at least 8 years of postdoctoral research experience focused on pre and postharvest analysis of transgenic fruit and nuts with emphasis on determining quality traits that affect flavor, texture, and mouth feel characters.

Term of Appointment: 40% appointment through 6/30/16. Salary: $74,000/yr

To Apply: Candidates should begin the application process by registering online at The position will remain opened until 2/26/16.

For technical or administrative questions regarding the application process, please email .

Dr. Carlos Crisosto, Chair, Search Committee Department of Plant Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8515

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Application period

Feb 12, 2016
from 08:40 PM to 08:40 PM


Plant Science

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