[Arabidopsis] position announcement for Research Assistant at OSU

Jeff Chang jeff.chang at cgrb.oregonstate.edu
Wed Mar 22 14:49:52 EST 2006

*Position Announcement*

*Faculty Research Assistant*

*Department of Botany and Plant Pathology*



The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology invites applications for a 
Faculty Research Assistant.  This position will be under the direction 
of principal investigator Dr. Jeffrey Chang in the Department of Botany 
and Plant Pathology.  The laboratory conducts research on the biology of 
type III effector proteins of bacteria and their functions in plant 
hosts.  The successful candidate will be responsible for operations 
within the laboratory, growth chambers, and greenhouse.  This includes 
maintaining equipment, material and biological resources as well as 
supervising undergraduate student workers and assisting senior 
researchers.  This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with 
renewal at the discretion of the principal investigator.  The salary 
range is commensurate with experience.

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*Required:*  B.A./B.S. or M.S. in molecular biology, microbiology, 
genetics, biochemistry, plant biology, or related field.  Knowledge and 
experienced in molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry (DNA/RNA 
and protein). A demonstrated ability to be highly organized. 


*Preferred: *One year of relevant lab experience using techniques for 
analysis of nucleic acids and/or proteins.  Laboratory coordination 
experience highly desired.  Experience working with bacteria and/or 
plants desired.  Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power 
Point programs.  Also desired are individuals with experience in 
managing databases and basic programming using languages such as Perl 
and MySql.  Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment 
to promoting and enhancing diversity.



OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea 
Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation and is a Carnegie 
Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a 
community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between 
Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, 
the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the 
Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. 
Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are 
enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 
international students.

The university has embarked upon a capital campaign to raise support for 
its goals, which align with the needs of Oregon, the region and the 
nation. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, 
including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, 
a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a 
range of programs and facilities in Portland.

The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, 
multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and 
retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of 
historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a 
welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding 
leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and 
enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.


*FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:*  Contact Dr Jeff Chang at 
jeff.chang at science.oregonstate.edu


*TO APPLY:* For full consideration submit complete application by March 
31^st , 2006.

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A complete application consists of a letter of interest (describing your 
qualification, experience, and reason for interest in this position), 
curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three 
professional references to:


Edith Birky (#001-2236)

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Oregon State University

2082 Cordley Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331-2902

birkye at science.oregonstate.edu

FAX:  541-737-3573

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



Jeff Chang
Assistant Professor
Dept of Botany & Plant Pathology
Center for Gene Research & Biocomputing
Oregon State University
3098 Cordley Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph#  (541) 737-5278
Fax# (541) 737-3573

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