Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Research Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 4/23/21)
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 Assistant Professor Susan Carpenter, the research specialist will participate in research on long noncoding RNA and Innate Immunity. Duties will include culturing cells, tissue genotyping, performing PCR, Flow Cytomtery analysis, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing techniques and preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries. The position requires that the selected candidate successfully work as an integral member of a research team and consistently demonstrate strong organizational and effective communication skills.
Applicants with expertise in molecular biology techniques such as DNA and RNA preparation, PCR, cloning, high-throughput RNA and DNA sequencing library preparation; biochemical techniques such as fluorescent insitu hybridization, and immunodetection are strongly encouraged to apply.
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