Berkeley Lab's Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a Molecular Biology Project Scientist. The m-CAFÉ project has an opening for a Project Scientist with expertise in molecular biology of filamentous fungi with strong ecological interest/knowledge. The successful candidate will develop RNAi and gene silencing methods with filamentous fungi and will work with the m-CAFÉ team on characterization of bacterial-fungal/fungal-plant/fungal-fungal interactions in fabricated ecosystems and using high throughput screening facilities. The candidate will identify environmental fungal isolates, develop RNAi/transformation/gene silencing and confocal microscopy using fluorescently labeled proteins or reagents. In addition, ability to work with fungal annotation on genomic sequences obtained from this study is required.
What You Will Do:
Lead design and implementation of strategies for engineering filamentous fungi (e.g., RNAi, CRISPR, high throughput screening).
Lead design and implementation of strategies to define interactions between bacteria, plants and other fungi communities using advanced gene silencing/editing methods.
Develop microscopy methods for analyses of fungal interactions in EcoFABs.
Collaborate on the development EcoFABs.
Participate in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Participate in group meetings, project meetings, and seminars.
Participate in progress report writing and in the development of funding proposals.
Perform research lab procedures efficiently and with attention to necessary quality control procedures.
Maintain well-documented laboratory notebook (e-notebooks will be used).
Ability to supervise undergraduates, graduate students and technicians associated with the m-CAFÉ project, particularly those working with fungi.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in biology related field or equivalent experience with a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience.
Extensive experience working with filamentous fungi
Strong background in molecular biology/genetics/cell biology skills with a strong interest in the ecological aspects of filamentous fungi.
Ability to work productively in a team.
Ability to function well in a laboratory setting and also computational work/writing/data analyses at a desktop.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 26, 2018.
This is a full time, 1 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) — Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.
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