miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2013


Position Title: Technician (Técnico Titular A).
Employment Status: Full-Time, 12 months. The appointment is renewable depending
upon performance and funding. After three years, candidates can apply for tenure.
General Description: The selected candidate will provide technical support to a research
team in the area of plant proteomics and transcriptomics. The main aim of the research
team that the successful candidate will join is to find alternatives to deal with emerging
pests and diseases of fruit trees of major importance for Mexico. The contributions
expected from the selected candidate are related to the analysis of the proteomic and
transcriptomal profiles of plants exposed to biotic but also to abiotic stress, such as the
attack by an insect, a pathogen or drought. The successful candidate will join Biomimic, a
multidisciplinary team working on the protection and rational use of Mexican biodiversity,
and will assist a team of experts in genomics, molecular biology, chemical ecology, and
bioinformatics. Biomimic provides access to state of the art high-throughput DNA
sequencing equipment, including all technologies available in the market, and
bioinformatics facilities. Strong knowledge of proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and
statistics is required, as well as computer skills. Experience working with fruit trees is not
necessary but the selected candidate is expected to quickly gain experience in the area.
Experience in plant-microbe and/or plant-insect interactions is desirable but not
 Help generate research at the cutting edge of knowledge.
 Provide technical support to a plant genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics research
team in collaboration with other scientists.
 Provide technical support for the elucidation of proteomic and transcriptional responses
of plants to biotic and abiotic stress.
 Participate in projects leading to the legal protection of genomic information of Mexican
 Analyzing data and interpreting the results of laboratory and field experiments.
 Writing of technical reports describing methods, procedures and results of particular
 Developing operational guidelines for the maintenance, operation and calibration of
laboratory equipment.
 Basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
 Assist in training Master's and Doctorate students at INECOL, CIMAV, CIQA, CICY,
 Provide support to the research of graduate students.
 Supervise undergraduate student projects.
 Participate in outreach activities.
 Collaborate in the technical aspects of research to be published in internationally
recognized journals and books.
 Help write patents.
 Help recruit talents for science and technology among primary, secondary and high
school students.
 Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or
 At least one year experience working in the area.
 Knowledge of RNAseq, microarray, protein characterization tools and the
corresponding analysis tools are essential.
 Bioinformatics abilities and proven experience in field.
 Reading and writing in English, is required.
 Solid knowledge of statistics applied to biology and other pertinent fields.
 Experience living and working in Latin America is desirable but not essential.
 Excellent interpersonal and multitasking skills, ability to negotiate, to deal with
pressure, complex situations and stress.
 Ability to work with the private sector as well as government agencies.
 Skills in working in multidisciplinary teams.
 Work outside of regular business hours, including weekends and travel is occasionally
 A spirit of collaboration/team working and service to society.
 A driving license
Interested candidates from Mexico and elsewhere in the entire world should send their
updated Curriculum Vitae and additional support material of particular value for members
of the Search Committee (e.g., citation record, relevant awards, narrative of particular
achievements or contributions to science) to Dr. Guillermo Angeles, Secretario Académico
at secretaria.academica@inecol.edu.mx always cc’ing maluja.dirgral@inecol.edu.mx.
Three letters of recommendation are needed as well as the e-mail addresses and
telephones of three established scientists/professors that have agreed to be interviewed
on the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. An additional letter by the candidate
expressing interest in the job, explaining how exactly her/his training/experience fits the job
description, and expressing her/his willingness to strictly adhere to the principles of
collaboration, team working, networking and scientific integrity is also needed. Any
questions should be addressed to Dr. Guillermo Angeles.