Last review date:October 21st, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2017 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 University of California invites applications for a position in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology under the direction of Assistant Professor Jordan Ward. The candidate will participate in research on how individual, evolutionarily conserved transcription factors regulate distinct gene expression programs controlling cell division and differentiation and organ development in living animals. Duties will include performing cytology and protein biochemistry with C. elegans and Brugia malayi; genetic and RNA interference experiments to identify and validate genes; genome editing using CRISPR; generating and maintaining worm strains; and molecular biological techniques such as microinjection, PCR, cloning, and recombinant protein expression.
Appointment in this series may be made to the appropriate rank based on such criteria as level of expertise and independence expected in the position, professional competence, the complexity of the research responsibilities, the potential for intellectual/scientific contributions to the field, the scope of professional activities, and University and public service.
SALARY: Starting at $53,928, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. degree or equivalent degree in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or other relevant field, and at least one year post-baccalaureate degree lab experience in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid isolation, recombinant DNA techniques, and PCR; or baccalaureate degree and at least 7 years post-baccalaureate lab experience in molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid isolation, recombinant DNA techniques, and PCR.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with C. elegans, performing genetics and carrying out microinjections; biochemical techniques such as protein purification, immunodetection, and cell staining; good organizational, time management, and problem solving skills; the ability to perform tasks in an organized manner, work accurately, and to meet deadlines and to communicate results. The candidate must be willing to work as an integral member of a research team and have strong communication skills. For Associate Specialist rank, a demonstrated record of one or more peer-reviewed publications.
POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after closing date.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment is for one year, with possible reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. In addition, reappointment is contingent upon availability of funding.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. *Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00387-17T in all correspondence.
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CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled. Initial consideration of applications will begin on October 21, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by this date.
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