The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for one Junior Specialist in cell and molecular biology.
Research (90%): This position involves contributing to the research program to investigate the highly conserved rapamycin-sensitive TOR signaling network, using the model eukaryote S. cerevisiae as an experimental system. The candidate will be involved in projects aimed at understanding the composition, assembly, and regulation of the TORC1 and TORC2 complexes, using genetic, biochemical, and cell biology approaches. The candidate will also use high throughput methods to screen a chemical library of novel mammalian mTOR inhibitors to identify compounds that also inhibit the yeast TOR proteins, to identify the binding site of these drugs and determine their mode of action. The ideal candidate will possess experience with a variety of methods, including yeast genetic approaches such as tetrad dissection, transformation, and cell culture, as well as cell and molecular biology techniques, including DNA manipulation, Western blotting, and fluorescence microscopy. Experience is also required with many software platforms including ImageJ, Photoshop, Benchling, and Nikon Elements. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong work ethic, as well as possess the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Professional competence (5%) The candidate will be expected to contribute to weekly lab meetings and journal clubs and participate in appropriate larger venues, including a monthly joint research meeting with 5 other labs that all have overlapping research interests in cell signaling. The candidate will be expected to present within these forums on regular basis. The candidate will summarize their data in written, graphical and/or tabular form for publication and grant applications and will help with the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. The candidate will receive mentoring in each of these aspects of training and will have the opportunity to interact with researchers from other labs as part of their laboratory training.
Service (5%) The candidate will provide mentorship for undergraduate students in the lab and provide basic training.
SALARY: Step I $39,500 or Step II $42,100, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: The position will begin October 1st 2019. For full consideration, applications should be received by August 19th, 2019.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, maximum two-year appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
TO APPLY: To apply, Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, research statement describing their research experience and skills, and curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide contact information for two references. via this URL:
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