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Assistant Specialist in Small RNA Biology

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An Assistant Specialist is recruited to perform primarily independent research in plant small RNA biology. The specific projects aim to identify small RNA binding proteins and to determine how small RNAs move between cells and systemically. Expectations of the position will also include professional competence and activity, and University and public service.

The position is for one year, with the possibility of continued funding for additional time. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Application materials for position should be submitted through

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)