Junior/Assistant Specialist in Metabolic Biology
University of California Berkeley Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
United States

Junior/Assistant Specialist - Metabolic Biology - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Job #JPF03479
  • Nutritional Sci & Tox Dept / College of Natural Resources / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Junior Specialist or Assistant Specialist
Salary range: This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the Specialist series salary scale.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 01, 2022
Position duration: The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: June 1st, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Dr. Ana Paula Arruda Lab, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (NST) within the Rausser College of Natural Sciences (RCNR) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) seeks applicants for the position of Junior to Assistant Specialist in the area of metabolism and metabolic diseases.

The Arruda lab is a multidisciplinary research team focusing on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. More specifically, we aim to understand how the regulation of organelle calcium signaling allows cells and tissues to adapt to nutritional challenges in physiology; and how the failure to do so leads to metabolic diseases. We use a diverse set of approaches to answer our questions such as basic biochemistry, calcium imaging, high - end microscopy and physiology techniques.

Responsibilities may include:

· Under supervision, assist with research lab projects with the performance of experiments such as sample preparation, protein and RNA extraction and analysis, cell culture, and microscopy.

· Under supervision, assist with research experiments involving calcium imaging.

· Interpret the results, perform analysis (such as graphing and calculating statistics) and organize data reporting.

· Contributing to discussions about the results/project and helping in the design of new experiments.

· Engage in the intellectual activities of the lab and to actively participate in lab meetings and discussions.

· Assist lab members in the maintenance of mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping.

· Help with lab organization (receiving, storing, cataloging lab supplies).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's Degree, or enrollment in Bachelor's Degree program, or equivalent international degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated experience performing experiments, including:

  • Trouble-shooting for on-going research, and the associated protocols
  • Data documentation
  • Communication of findings and/or results

Applied experience in the areas of:

  • Metabolism
  • Tissue culture
  • Calcium signaling
  • Molecular biology

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03479

Help contact: aarruda@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

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The University of California, Berkeley 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA

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