From the Evolution Directory (EvolDir) via Twitter.
The UC Davis Canid Diversity and Conservation Unit is seeking a highly
motivated person to fill a position as a molecular genetics specialist
(university title: Junior Specialist) to assist with research in Ben Sacks's
laboratory. Research in the Sacks lab focuses on evolution, ecology,
phylogeography, and conservation genetics of mammalian carnivores, domestic
dogs, and other vertebrates. We use both molecular-genetic and field-based
approaches in our research. Laboratory facilities include modern and
ancient DNA units. Additional details about ongoing projects can be found
on the lab website (http:// http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/cdcg/home.php)
The Junior Specialist will assist principal investigator, post-doctoral
scholars, and graduate students in ongoing research projects by conducting
basic molecular genetics lab work and will help recruit, train, and
supervise undergraduate interns. Laboratory activities include DNA
extractions, PCR, gel electrophoresis, microsatellite genotyping,
sequencing, cloning, database entry and management, maintaining laboratory
supplies/ equipment, ensuring compliance with laboratory safety regulations,
and training students and interns.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in an appropriate
field such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Wildlife Biology, along with
1-2 years research experience that included performing DNA extractions
and PCR, and routine use of basic computer software. Experience with
microsatellite genotyping and/or DNA sequencing is required. Preference will
be given to applicants with a Master's degree or demonstrated experience in
the field, especially those with an interest in ecological or evolutionary
biology. This is a full time 1-yr position with possibility of renewal.
Qualified candidates should submit (via email) a letter of application
describing qualifications for the position and reason for interest,
CV, and letters from three references detailing level of experience with DNA
sequencing and/or genotyping, and overall capabilities working in a
laboratory setting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: Will be determined by experience and qualifications.
Starting Date: September 1-15, 2012.
Closing date: For full consideration, all application materials must
be submitted by Aug 15, 2012. Interviews may be conducted before the
closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after
Canid Diversity and Conservation Lab
Dept. Population Health and Reproduction
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue/Old Davis Rd.
Davis, California 95616-8744 USA
The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity/affirmative