Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Project Scientist (Open until filled. Apply by 1/14/21)
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a project scientist. Under the direction of Associate Professor Zhu Wang, the project scientist will conduct original research aimed at elucidating the cells of origin for bladder cancer and understanding the roles of essential tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes in bladder cancer progression. Duties will include generation of new bladder cancer mouse models and histological and molecular analyses of tumors. The selected candidate will be expected to write manuscripts and grant proposals, maintain research infrastructure, and assist in the training of new lab members.
Applicants with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Two or more years' laboratory research experience (obtained after completion of doctoral degree) including technical expertise in genetic mouse models of the urological system, in vivo electroporation procedures, and in vivo CRISPR techniques.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Project Scientist
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS PhD (or an equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related field and at least two years' laboratory research experience (obtained after completion of doctoral degree). Degree requirement must be completed at the time of application.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be full time for one year. 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.
Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required).
Curriculum vitae (required).
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. 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 January 14, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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