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JOB OPENING RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION
The Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture
University of California, Davis
May 14, 2012
A research position is available at the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA), a multi-institutional project hosted at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis. PIPRA is an international collaboration of universities and not-for-profit research institutions focused on facilitating access to agricultural technologies for research, humanitarian, and commercial applications. The center utilizes joint expertise in agronomic research, plant biology, intellectual property, regulatory, and legal issues, to support its platform of activities. More information is available at PIPRA's website: http://www.pipra.org<http://www.pipra.org/>.
PIPRA is seeking a highly motivated research fellow to join its Science and Technology team. The successful applicant will coordinate the field evaluation of different disease-resistance traits in biotechnology crops. The participant will contribute towards coordinating technology assessment and developing regulatory and down stream deployment strategies of genetically improved tree crops.
The applicant will oversee management of field trials, maintenance of notifications and permits of PIPRA and its collaborating laboratories, and ensure best practices in working with biotechnology crops. Excellent communication skills are necessary to maintain a good working relationship with the academia, government, industry, research institutions and stakeholders. The applicant will support educational activities by presenting and publishing materials necessary to educate and inform key stakeholders.
The successful applicant must have degree in plant biology or related field, practical experience in field trials with GM crops is highly desirable. Advanced degree is preferred but not required. Knowledge in web-maintenance is also highly desirable. Evidence of proven research productivity is required and s/he should be able to work effectively in a research team and meet competing demands in time. Successful applicant should have excellent written and oral English communication skills.
Review of application will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. This research position offers a competitive salary determined by the successful candidate's experience and full health benefits. Please send a statement describing your interests, detailed curriculum vitae, and 2-3 references to Alan B. Bennett via e-mail at abbennett from ucdavis.edu<mailto:abbennett from ucdavis.edu>.
The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.