Provide technical support for the PI's research group, including: overseeing of permit applications and ensuring compliance with quarantine protocols for insects and plant pathogens; collection and maintenance of insect colonies and cultures of plant pathogens; ensuring research spaces are clean and orderly in compliance with EH&S safety practices; ordering supplies and maintaining chemical safety training records for members of the group; daily maintenance of laboratory equipment; disposal of hazardous materials according to EH&S protocols. Under the direction of the PI, the incumbent will assist with conducting laboratory and field experiments relating to pathogen-plant-insect interactions and chemical ecology, including: vector-mediated pathogen transmission using aphids or whiteflies; insect performance assays; collection and processing of headspace volatiles samples and data analysis; metabolite extraction and derivatization; insect behavioral assays; electrical penetration graphing data collection and analysis; and preparation of materials for publications and presentation. Incumbent will also provide technical assistance to students, post-doctoral researchers, and other scientists as directed by the PI. Final candidates will be requested to provide unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.