Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Staff Research Associate
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 9296
Initial Review Date (IRD) Initial Review Date (IRD): 08-10-2020
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Dept Marketing Statement Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. Our platforms, technologies, and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $23.70/hour
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Sun-Sat Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Weekend
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: Santa Cruz
Union Representation: RX Union
Job Duties 70% - Execution of Experiments:
Performs cell culture and molecular biology research experiments aimed at understanding the evolution and function of new gene regulatory networks that emerged recently in the human lineage and are derived from retrotransposons and KRAB Zinc Fingers. This research involves culturing human and non-human primate pluripotent stem cell culture, RNA and protein isolation and characterization as well as reporter assays. Keeps a detailed laboratory notebook and prepares written and oral reports describing research results.
30% - Lab Operations Assistance:
Supports lab operations by assisting with ordering, receiving, stocking common reagents, chemical waste disposal, equipment maintenance and related functions.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
At least 1 year of experience performing research in a molecular biology research lab.
Knowledge of cell and molecular biology.
Experience conducting experiments in a lab setting.
Experience in compiling, preparation, and analysis of charts, graphs and/or models involving experimental data.
Strong computer skills or knowledge including Excel, Power Point.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and data-gathering skills.
Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and exercise flexibility, initiative, and good judgment.
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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