Posición: Científico en Virología Evolutiva en Universidad de California, Davis

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Martes, 1 agosto 2017

¡Hola comunidad de CienciaPR! Estoy abriendo mi laboratorio de Evolución Viral en UC Davis este verano y me complace anunciar que tengo posiciones abiertas. Por favor ver el anuncio y compartir con sus contactos.

Cualquier pregunta, en confianza al email: samdiazmunoz <./at/> ucdavis.edu

The Diaz-Munoz Lab at the University of California, Davis is looking for a SENIOR FLU GURU (PROJECT SCIENTIST). The Diaz-Munoz Lab studies the social lives of viruses, with a current focus on coinfection and reassortment in segmented viruses (cystoviruses and influenza viruses). We have an evolutionary perspective and take an integrative approach to the study of virus-virus interactions using tools from genomics, environmental microbiology, classical virology, genetics, and ecology.

The successful candidate will work on an NIH-funded project that experimentally examines reassortment in human and avian influenza viruses using high-throughput sequencing. While the position is to work on a specific project, creative contributions to the ongoing project and future offshoots are expected and encouraged. The successful candidate will also, in coordination with the PI, manage influenza virus-related aspects of the lab. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as the lab is a diverse team in terms of scientific and personal backgrounds.

 Required Qualifications: (summary of qualifications below, see official posting for details)
-Ph.D. in virology, microbiology, molecular-cell biology, immunology or related fields
-More than 5 years of experience post-PhD (see postdoc ad if <5 yrs post-PhD)
-Experience with cell culture, animal virus culture and standard virology techniques
-Experience working in BSL2 (or higher) containment
-Experience with standard genetics lab techniques (e.g. RT-PCR, electrophoresis)

Preferred Qualifications (one or more)
-Experience with influenza virus culture
-Experience with single cell techniques
-Molecular cloning or genetic engineering experience
-Microscopy experience
-Experience with RNA and protein detection techniques
-Research or university-level coursework in evolution and ecology

 UC Davis is a leading research institution with over $750 million dollars in research funding and top-tier faculty. The campus is a diverse, supportive community with UC Davis named top college for women in STEM (Forbes), first in the world for campus sustainability (GreenMetric), and a top college for economic diversity and upward mobility (NY Times). The City of Davis is a vibrant, livable, family-friendly community. It was ranked best small town for cycling (Bicycling Magazine) and hosts one of the best farmer’s markets in the nation (American Farmland Trust). Davis has a privileged position between Sacramento, Napa Valley, and the Sierra Foothills with the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe just a drive away.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials via the UC Davis Jobs posting https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01623:
1. A cover letter briefly describing: why you are interested in working in the lab, relevant experience, research interests, and a list of contact information for three references
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 1-2 relevant publications (can be links if open access)
4. (Optional) One page Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

Apply by August 1, 2017 for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. People from underrepresented and underserved communities are especially encouraged to apply (for Realz).



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