Chemistry and Biochemistry: Research Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 8/5/19)
Open date: July 5th, 2019
Last review date:Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for Junior, Assistant or Associate Research Specialist under the direction of Professor Seth Rubin. The Rubin Research Group uses a combination of biochemical, structural, and cell biology approaches to study proteins involved in cell-cycle regulation and cancer. This position will involve active participation in several lab projects, performing tasks such as molecular cloning, protein expression, protein purification, cell culture, creation of CRISPR-engineered cell lines, and biochemical and cell biology assays. The selected candidate will be highly enthusiastic and motivated to work and learn in a fast-paced research environment.
ACADEMIC TITLE Junior Specialist, Assistant Specialist or Associate Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience (see rank qualifications)
SALARY $39,500-$67,900 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field at the time of application.
A minimum of one year of previous laboratory research experience (experience gained during undergraduate studies or post baccalaureate).
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the 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.
Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
Curriculum vitae (required)
Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their professional references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of four will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by August 5, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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