Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Entry-level Research Specialist University of California, Sta. Cruz, Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology United States

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Entry-level Research Specialist (Open until filled, apply by 10/19/18)

 

  • Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

 

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: September 19th, 2018
 
Last review date: October 19th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
 
Final date: June 30th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
 

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (https://mcd.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an entry-level research specialist who will work under the direction of Professor Manuel Ares in the Center for Molecular Biology of RNA (RNAC). The selected candidate will participate in research on the structure and function of the splicing apparatus and provide technical support for researchers. Duties will include preparation of reagents such as plasmids, purified proteins, functional RNAs, and active splicing extracts using basic biochemistry and molecular biology skills, including Gibson assembly, bacterial transformation, plasmid purification, and gel electrophoresis. The research specialist will also carry out in vitro splicing and splicing complex formation assays using radiolabeled splicing substrates and partially purified cell extracts. The position will require the incumbent to successfully follow both verbal and written directions, keep organized and accurate records, and employ conscientiousness and dependability.

 

Applicants with any of the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: Expertise in operating liquid chromatography systems; experience with ultracentrifuges, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, and high-voltage gel electrophoresis; experience with glassware washing and tagging chemical waste for disposal; experience with DNA and RNA extraction/manipulation; and/or experience with culture and transfection of yeast and mammalian cells, including with CRISPR/Cas9 editing.

 

ACADEMIC TITLE
Junior Specialist - Assistant Specialist [see rank qualifications at https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/602.330.html]

 

SALARY
$39,500 - $50,700 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in biology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field at the time of application.
  • At least one year of laboratory research experience (achieved at the baccalaureate level and beyond) in biochemistry and/or molecular biology at the time of application.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE
As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.

 

DURATION OF POSITION
Initial appointment will be full-time for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

 

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00644
Please refer to Position # JPF00644-19T in all correspondence.

 

Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • List of three references that includes names, phone numbers, and email addresses (required)

 

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 19, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

 

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). More information is available at the APO website (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/104.000%20.html) or call (831) 459-4300.

 

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

 

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

 

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT http://apo.ucsc.edu

9/12/18

 

JOB LOCATION

Santa Cruz, CA

 

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • List of professional references - List must include three references that includes names, phone numbers, and email addresses

 

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