Job Location is at441 Saxony Road, Barn 7, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
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 Asst I will work closely with members of the CRoPS project and the Busch laboratory to conduct screening of root traits to identify genetic mechanisms that lead to optimal root systems for carbon sequestration, and assess phenotypes of genetically engineered crop plants. Responsibilities include: plant maintenance and manipulation, image acquisition, trait measurement, optimizing protocols for plant growth and plant measurements, data analysis, data quality control, and root washing.
(75%) Data Acquisition & Lab Maintenance
(25%) Data Analysis
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, and talking.
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