Assistant/Associate Project Scientist Position - QB3 Institute
The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will be responsible for overseeing a team of postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students who are working on Organ-On-A-Chip technologies involving genetically defined, human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell derived cells from the heart, liver and white adipose (fat) deposits. The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will also directly execute experiments on the project. The project involves diverse scientific expertise, including, but not limited to, microfabrication, image processing and computer vision, electrophysiology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, and metabolomics. The project also involves frequent meetings with collaborators and presentations to funding agencies.
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: overseeing production of cell cultures for organ-chip experiments (iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts); overseeing micro- fabrication of organ-chip; assisting graduate student researchers (GSRs) and postdoctoral fellows in troubleshooting experiments and analyzing data; drafting manuscripts; presenting results to funding agencies and collaborators. Execution of electrophysiology experiments with organ-chip systems, data analysis and development of new software for more efficient data analysis; writing manuscripts; performing molecular biology analysis of cells grown in organ chips.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application: The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Bioengineering or a related field.
The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in microfabrication, and intimate knowledge and experience with culture of pluripotent stem cells. Experience with physiology experiments in muscle cells, ideally cardiomyocytes, is also essential.
Candidate should have excellent communication skills and experience leading a team of scientists. Previous experience with organ-on-a-chip research and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells are also ideal.
Salary: This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $57,900 - $85,600.
Applicants should submit the following materials: - A cover letter - A curriculum vitae - Statement of Research (One-page summary of research interests) - Contact information for 3 references
Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. 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.
This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is August 1st, 2017. Please address inquiries to Che Ly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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