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The Chemistry Department of UC Santa Cruz invites applicants for a Lab Assistant II position in biological chemistry, which involves research into the relationship between structure and function in enzyme inhibitors. The work will be done in the laboratory of Dr. Ted Holman of the Department of Chemistry. The successful applicant must have skills sufficient to perform the techniques of protein expression with bacterial systems, and enzymatic and inhibitor assays. The position will involve participation in independent and collaborative research projects.
Under the supervision of Dr. Ted Holman, the incumbent will carry out research into the inhibitory requirements of lipoxygenase. The incumbent must be familiar with biochemical and theoretical research as it pertains to this subject.
Knowledge of general principles of chemistry and biochemistry with a more specialized knowledge and practical experience in molecular biology, protein expression and purification.
Ability to work with numerous chemicals having various degrees of toxicity.
Ability to carry out repetitive laboratory experiments while paying close attention to detail.
Ability to maintain organized lab notebooks and work quickly, accurately, and independently in a fast-paced environment.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 04-23-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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