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Assistant Project Scientist in Microbiology and Plant Pathology

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The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at University of California, Riverside invites applications for Assistant Project Scientist I.

Graduate and postgraduate school training in biomedical sciences and at least 10 years of biomedical research experiences are required. The successful applicant should have the following skills and attributes: (i) be proficient in mouse colony maintenance, breeding, in vivo mouse surgery, multiple routes of administration, blood sampling techniques, and tissue collection, (ii) be proficient in immunological, histological, cellular and molecular biology techniques, including tissue fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, primary and cell line culture, DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, protein expression and analysis (e.g. immunoprecipitation, Western blotting) and other techniques such as flow cytometry (FACS), ELISA, (iii) be proficient in the characterization of live attenuated virus vaccines, (iv) understanding the concepts of antiviral RNA interference and its viral suppression, (v) be proficient in image, statistical analyses and data processing using computer software, and (vi) be proficient to modify and amend rules and experimental protocols including animal use protocols.

Applicants should provide a CV, a Statement of Contributions to Diversity and contact details for three confidential references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at:

Advancement through the Assistant Project Scientist/non-Senate academic staff 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 with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 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.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)