Assistant Project Scientist in Molecular Entomology, University of California, Riverside

The laboratory of Sarjeet Gill in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time Assistant Project Scientist specializing in the area of molecular entomology.

The successful candidate will engage in research to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of mosquitocidal toxins from bacteria, in particular Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and address mechanisms of mosquito tolerance or resistance to these bacterial toxins. The incumbent must be able to conduct research independently; in conjunction with the PI help manage the lab and supervise graduate students; present research at conferences; publish papers in top peer-reviewed journals; and assist in grant applications.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a biological science with at least five-year postdoctoral experience is required. The qualified candidates should have significant experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience on novel genome editing tools in mosquitoes and/or the generation of transgenic mosquitoes.

To Apply: Application materials for this position should be submitted through Please provide a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three confidential references. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 12, 2018. For questions regarding the application process, contact Mary Stuart at

Advancement through the Project Scientist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


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