Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Junior - Assistant Research Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 4/30/21)
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Junior or Assistant research specialist. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Upasna Sharma, the research specialist will contribute to a research program focused on studying transgenerational inheritance of environmental effects (https://sharmalab.sites.ucsc.edu/). Duties will include performing mouse husbandry (including mouse breeding, genotyping, and maintenance of colony) and assisting with various laboratory techniques, including but not limited to PCR, gene editing, embryo microinjections and recombinant protein expression. 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. This position will require the incumbent to employ excellent attention to detail, demonstrate the potential to independently design and execute experiments, and successfully work as a member of a diverse, interdisciplinary research team.
Applicants with any of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: an M.S. or M.A. degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or related field at the time of application; experience in mouse husbandry, cloning maintenance, and genotyping.
Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information of 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 (REVISED 3-31-21) Full consideration will be given to applications completed by April 30, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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