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Eduardo Blumwald eblumwald at ucdavis.edu
Thu Dec 20 18:33:53 EST 2001

Dear Colleagues

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the Pomology
Department at the University of California, Davis is searching for an
Assistant Professor and Plant Biologist to work in the area of Postharvest
Biology (see position announcement, attached). The position is one of
several that complement the College Genomics initiative and our
institutional commitment to build future strength in the postharvest
biology program at Davis. It is an exceptional opportunity for a young
scientist to establish a strong career in applied molecular biology.
We are looking for an individual with demonstrated potential of excellence
in research in such areas as functional genomics, proteomics, gene
discovery or signal transduction. Our objective is to recruit a scientist
who will conduct fundamental molecular biological research on issues
relevant to the postharvest biology of fruits and nuts. The position 
is described below.
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found; however,
our aim is to identify a highly competitive pool of applicants by January
15, 2002.
Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested or may have
postdocs or students who may be interested.

Professor V. S. Polito
vspolito at ucdavis.edu


Assistant Professor and Assistant Plant Biologist (Postharvest 
Biology) University of California, Davis

Title: Assistant Professor and Assistant Plant Biologist in the 
Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agricultural and 
Environmental Sciences. The position will have a split teaching and 
research appointment with a portion of the research appointment 
funded by the Agricultural Experiment Station. This is a nine-month 
tenure-track appointment with eleven-month term employment to be 
offered and continued based on academic personnel review. The College 
has a research, teaching and outreach
mission to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied 
knowledge regarding agricultural, environmental, and human sciences.

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to conduct research 
and teaching in the Postharvest Biology of fruit and nut crops. The 
Pomology Department seeks a postharvest biologist to conduct 
fundamental molecular biological research on the postharvest biology 
of fruits and nuts. Possible areas of interest include (but are not 
limited to) functional genomics, proteomics, gene discovery, 
metabolic biology and/or cellular signal transduction where 
fundamental research discoveries can be expected to lead to new 
technologies affecting nutritional value, flavor quality, safety 
and/or postharvest pathology of fruit and nut crops. The appointee 
will be required to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels 
in courses related to postharvest biology and possibly in the 
Biological Sciences curriculum. Supervision of graduate students,
student advising, involvement in curricular development, 
participation in outreach programs, and performance of University 
service are expected.

Qualifications: The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree and 
postdoctoral research experience in an appropriate field such as 
Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant 
Physiology, or related area. Teaching experience is an asset.

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor 
rank at the University of California.

Appointment Date: Applications will be reviewed with the expectation 
that the appointees will be available on or as soon as possible after 
July 1, 2002.

Applications: Applications and inquiries should be directed to V. S. 
Polito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Pomology, One Shields 
Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 
752-0927 e-mail: vspolito at ucdavis.edu.

Applicants should submit: Curriculum vitae; statement of research and 
teaching experience; official undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
(if within five years of graduation); copies of relevant refereed 
publications, including in-press items; and names, addresses and 
telephone numbers of three to five references.

The University of California, Davis is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Dr. Eduardo Blumwald
Professor of Cell Biology and
Will W. Lester Endowed Chair
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
office: 530-752-4640
lab: 530-754-7322
FAX; 530-752-8502
email:eblumwald at ucdavis.edu

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