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Job location is in Salk North East (Torrey Pines)
The CO2 Removal on a Planetary Scale (CRoPS) project aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to conduct genetic and genomic analysis to identify and understand traits relevant for this project.
The Research Assistant III (RAIII) will work with other members of the CRoPS project and with the Law laboratory to assess the roles of gene regulatory networks in modulating the accumulation of root bio-polymers. The RAIII will work with and manage a 2-3 person team responsible for conducting cloning and CRISPR editing experiments and for generating, propagating, and aiding in the phenotyping of transgenic plants. The RAIII will also participate in the preparation of various types of Illumina sequencing libraries to study plant transcriptomes and identify gene regulator networks. While these experiments will be done primarily in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana, once lines with increased root traits are identified, the RAIII may also oversee and aid in the generation of constructs needed for creating transgenic crop plants.
The RAIII will conduct scientific research (bench work), manage multiple projects, analyze data, and report findings as needed. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) managing a 2-3 person team, including projecting project time lines, scheduling and prioritizing experiments, and reporting on progress and/or bottlenecks (2) designing and overseeing all the cloning and sequencing experiments, (3) keeping track of DNA constructs and transgenic lines, (4) coordinating with greenhouse staff regarding projected space needs, (5) overseeing the budget allocated to this project, and (6) ordering the materials need for conducting all experiments. The RAIII will preform these tasks without close technical supervision. Rather, the RAIII will is expected to carry out their duties without close technical supervision. In summary, the RAIII will oversee multiple projects, encompassing many research areas and direct Research Assistant I personnel while summarizing the progress, challenges, and future priorities to the PI as needed.
(45%) Cloning and transgenic plant generation
(20%) Molecular biology in support of genomics experiments
(25%) Research Oversight
(10%) Lab Support
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This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, reasoning and working inside.
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