Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Research Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 10/8/2020)
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Professor Douglas Kellogg, the research specialist will contribute to a research program focused on discovery of molecular mechanisms that control cell growth and size in yeast and mammalian cells. Research duties will include assisting with experiments that utilize protein biochemistry, molecular biology, yeast and mammalian cell culture, and fluorescence microscopy, and the selected candidate will be expected to stay up-to-date with the scientific literature in the field and contribute to manuscripts, presentations, and grant proposals as needed. The research specialist will also assist with lab management and be responsible for working with technical support staff, ordering supplies, and overseeing lab safety and chemical and reagent inventory. This position will require attention to detail, strong organizational skills, an ability to independently design and execute experiments, and an ability to work successfully as a member of a diverse, interdisciplinary research team.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: M.S., M.A. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, or a related field; and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: protein biochemistry, yeast molecular and cell biology, mammalian cell culture and genome editing.
SALARY $44,500 to 78,200 annually - Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
B.S. or B.A. degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, or a related field, at the time of application.
A minimum of one year of post-baccalaureate research experience using molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology techniques in a research laboratory.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be fulltime (100%) for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information for three professional references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*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.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 5, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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