We are looking to hire a technician to work on a collaborative project studying the evolution of the seasonal germination niche in a group of native wildflowers (Streptanthus) with Annie Schmitt, Sharon Strauss, and Julin Maloof. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking for research experience before graduate school.
Responsibilities include carrying out experiments in the field, lab, and controlled environment chambers, collecting field data and plant tissues, propagating plants and maintaining experimental populations. Field work will include plant surveys and collections of plant specimens and seeds. The technician will also oversee student assistants, manage databases, and perform basic statistical analyses, as well as coordinate supplies, equipment, and safety protocols.
Requirements: College-level course-work or equivalent experience/training in plant-related biological sciences or field biology. The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills. Must be able to organize and coordinate lab, greenhouse, controlled chamber, and field research. Experience accurately recording, organizing, coordinating and curating data for analysis and reporting required, as well as skills to problem solve and trouble shoot, and ability to work independently and as a member of a research team. Research experience with plants, especially germination experiments, phenology, and field surveys preferred, as is experience using R software for data management and statistical analyses, experience working with herbarium specimens, and molecular biology lab experience working with DNA and/or RNAseq.
This is a full-time position. Starting date can be immediately or as soon as possible, with a proposed duration of one year with possibility of extension.
Application: Please go to the following link to access the UC Davis Human Resources application system and apply by June 6, 2020: