RECRUITMENT PERIOD ONE MONTH: Applicants will be screened on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.
Under general direction of the faculty supervisor, manage and perform diagnostic testing and related activities in the CAHFS-Davis Avian and Mammalian virology sections and participate in development, evaluation, and validation of new or improved virus isolation techniques and confirmation testing procedures, including molecular and sequence analysis-based techniques. In consultation with the academic section leader manages special projects for multiple diagnostic disciplines. Responsible for genetic sequence evaluation, interpretation and phylogeny analysis for diagnostic use and as a component of publishable research and development efforts.
Master’s degree and work experience in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or closely related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience in Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics.
Recent experience in NGS data management and analysis utilizing various bioinformatics packages and pipelines.
Experience with one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, or C/C++.
A comprehensive understanding of public sequence repositories (i.e. GenBank) and how to obtain and upload sequence data from them.
Knowledge and skills to develop, implement, perform, critically evaluate, quality control, and resolve technical problems related to molecular testing procedures.
Knowledge and experience to instruct, technically train, and provide consultation to technical and professional personnel.
Flexibility to quickly adapt to changing technology, schedules, and work environment.
Experience with virus isolation procedures including, propagating and maintaining primary and continuous cell lines, and methods of containment, decontamination and disposal of infectious and biohazardous materials.
Experience developing, implementing, and utilizing Quality Assurance programs in a diagnostic environment.
Knowledge and skills to perform complex diagnostic and assay development techniques utilizing virology, molecular biology and immunology under prescribed laboratory quality assurance and quality control guidelines.
Strong interpersonal and organization skills to work effectively in fast paced, service oriented diagnostic BSL2 and BSL3 laboratory settings. Interest in statistic and data analysis.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
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