Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Assistant Project Scientist- Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology- Metabolism & Nutritional Biochemistry - Napoli Lab
The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Project Scientist in the Napoli Lab, in metabolic regulation at 100% time with an expected start in Fall 2021.
The overarching goal of the Napoli laboratory is to determine regulation of retinoic acid biosynthesis and catabolism and relate the processes to retinoid physiology.
The Assistant Project Scientist will work on molecular and endocrine regulation of retinoic acid homeostasis and function, especially with respect to regulation of retinoic acid biosynthesis by cortisol, and steroid hormone control of retinoid action, applying LC/MS/MS and other analytical/biochemical techniques. Analytical techniques including quantifying femtomole quantities of retinoic acid in tissues and cell cultures by LC/MS are crucial to the goals of this project. Animal husbandry, molecular biology and cell culture techniques also are essential to fulfill the goals of this project. This scientist also will be expected to write papers, present results at national scientific meetings, and mentor undergraduate researchers.
Basic Qualifications (At the time of application) -PhD, or equivalent international degree
Preferred Qualifications (By start date) -Experience in glucose and insulin tolerance tests and histochemisty -Experience independently applying analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC/MS/MS, UV spectroscopy, and gel electrophoresis -Experience applying qPCR reproducibly, culture primary cells and established cell lines, harvest animal tissues, run western blots, clone, modify genes through mutation, and transfect cells
Appointment: This position reports to Professor Napoli. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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