The Division of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting an Associate Specialist who will participate in full-time cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV-associated brain injury. The Associate Specialist will be responsible for characterization of transgenic mouse model of HIV-associated brain injury with cell-type specific or global knockout of genes in the p38 MAPK signaling pathway. More specifically the effect of the flox-Cre mediated depletion of p38MAPKalpha in microglia/macrophages and other brain and immune cells. Establishing the use of CRISPR-Cas9 system, for in vitro and in vivo models of HIV-induced brain injury. Isolation of brain cell populations, such as microglia, for RNA-seq and in vitro culture. This position is an academic appointment in the non-senate series.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The successful candidate must possess a PhD degree (or equivalent degree) and have 5 years postdoctoral experience, solid knowledge in molecular biology, incl. CRISPR technology, handling of transgenic and knockout small animal models and virology. Experience with humanized mouse models is a plus. Candidate at this level enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidate must also have the clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
Initial review of applications will begin on April 16, 2020 and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01237
About University of California Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.