JUNIOR SPECIALIST, STEP I to II - METABOLSIM DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES & TOXICOLOGY
A Junior Specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sona Kang at the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at UC Berkeley. Our research program focuses on transcriptional and epigenetic basis of metabolic dysregulations, in particular, obesity and type 2 diabetes. We seek to identify the core transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the conditions, validate the physiological significance, and to develop therapeutic interventions. We apply multiple traditional wet lab techniques global profiling studies as well as genetic mouse models. We are looking for self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative applicants who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will participate in various research projects requiring technical expertise such as metabolic characterization of mouse models, cell culture studies, and/or biochemical studies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (by time of application) Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent degree in Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry or related field.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (by start date) Candidates must have at least one year of wet lab research experience in: 1) characterizing genetically engineered mouse models, or 2) cell biological, biochemical and molecular biology. Applicants should also have one year of research experience in one of the following areas: Molecular and Cell Biology, Metabolic Phenotyping of Mouse Models, and Global Profiling Studies. Also demonstrated teaching ability to train undergraduate students.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (by start date) Experience and knowledge in the field of Bioinformatics.
APPOINTMENT The anticipated start date for this appointment is October 1, 2017. The initial appointment is for one year at 100% full time, with renewal based on performance and funding availability.
Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of references may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.
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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.
The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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