MOLECULAR, CELL, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY: Assistant-Associate Specialist (Open until filled, apply by 8/9/17)
Open date: July 10th, 2017
Last review date:August 9th, 2017 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Specialist under the direction of Assistant Professor Joshua Arribere. Applicants should be able to contribute to a research program in quality control of gene expression, focusing on RNA and protein metabolism and they should have a command of genetics, basic biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Duties will include generation of C. elegans strains (via mutagenesis, CRISPR/Cas9), nucleic acid extraction and analysis (e.g. deep sequencing library preparation and bioinformatic analyses), ribosomal preparation and analysis (i.e. ribosome footprinting), and protein analysis. The Specialist will contribute to the laboratory by maintaining infrastructure (physical and computational) and assisting in the training of new lab members. The position will require the Specialist to employ excellent communication skills; effectively plan and execute research projects; and successfully work both independently and collaboratively. We have a preference for candidates who possess any or all of the following preferred qualifications: Experience with deep sequencing library preparation and computational analyses (in python, R); experience with sucrose gradient fractionation or ultracentrifugation; experience with the nematode C. elegans as a model system; and familiarity with MySQL.
SALARY: $48,204 - $62,784 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. (or foreign equivalent degree) in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Computational Biology or related field; a minimum of two years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience conducting research; and prior experience with molecular biology techniques, including but not limited to: PCR, recombinant DNA technology, extraction and analysis of nucleic acid and ribonucleoprotein complexes, and immunoblotting.
POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is full time for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a cover letter that addresses how you meet the position's qualifications, a current CV, a publication list, and three confidential letters of recommendation (applications must also include the references' phone numbers as the committee may call the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration).* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on August 9, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete [and letters of recommendation received] by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.
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