Senior Research Associate (Plant Functional Genomics) - 79991
The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, CA (a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) offers a unique opportunity as a Senior Research Associate to be part of the research team responsible for plant functional genomics at the JGI. Work included: plant tissue culture and transformation, maintenance of plants, subcloning, construct sequencing, nucleic acid purification and conducting experiments to connect specific genes to phenotypes. The position is responsible for understanding and applying the latest techniques for genome editing toward the goal of developing a high throughput functional genomic platform in plants. Will also troubleshoot method failures and collaborate/interact with various levels of JGI staff and external collaborators.
• Transform plants as needed to meet the goals of the plant functional genomics program.
• Maintain plants in growth chambers and harvest tissues and seeds as necessary.
• Create T-DNA constructs for use in creating transgenic plants.
• Carry out experiments to link genes/genotypes to phenotypes. This will include recording phenotypic data and RNA-Seq and metabolite analysis.
• Troubleshoot method problems and provide input for improvements.
• Prepare standard updates, progress reports and presentations on project status.
• Participate in testing and evaluating new techniques for targeted genome editing in plants.
• May assist in training staff and collaborators in transformation and other techniques.
• May contribute to data, text, and conclusions in group publications.
• May maintain an accurate and detailed notebook of observations in the laboratory.