Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Engebrecht 2019 Junior Specialist Recruitment
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Junior Specialist in genetics, molecular and cellular biology.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Research (90%): This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on germ line biology in the nematode C. elegans. The successful candidate will create DNA constructs, introduce DNA constructs in to C. elegans to create new worm strains and analyze germ lines from those strains using fixed and live imagining techniques. The candidate will also carry out in vitro biochemistry assays related to the project. In addition, the candidate is expected to review the scientific literature, and in conjunction with the Principle investigator formulate new hypotheses, design new experiments to test those hypotheses and conduct the newly designed experiments. The candidate is also expected to engage in, and present their work at, lab and group research meetings, as well as help prepare figures and assist in writing manuscripts for publication, and for reports for grant proposals as needed. Service (10%): The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduates in the lab as well as be expected to assist in ordering lab supplies and ensuring that safety regulations are met.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in genetics, cell and molecular biology, or a related field, with a minimum of a year lab experience. Experience must include molecular biology skills such as PCR, DNA extraction, site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification and protein electrophoresis. Must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and be able to document graphic and tabular data for publication, proposals, and/or presentations. Experience with software programs including Excel and sequence programs is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work independently, but also be able to work as part of a team.
SALARY RANGE: Step I - $39,500 [100% annual] or Step II - $42,100 [100% annual]), commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: The posting will remain open until May 1st to accommodate department needs.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, maximum two-year appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement describing their research experience and skills, and curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for two references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu
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