Biomolecular Engineering: Forsberg Lab, Bioengineering Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 10/12/2020)
The Department of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Professor Camilla Forsberg, the research specialist will contribute to stem cell research focused on developing novel strategies to understand the epigenetic regulation of stem cell function. The successful candidate will participate in research projects by conceiving, planning, and performing experiments in the laboratory, depending on the experience level of the candidate. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the research endeavors of colleagues within the laboratory and at the institution, as appropriate. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team are essential.
UCSC is a vibrant research community with state-of-the art facilities for research focused on stem cells, epigenetics, genomics, cancer, sequencing technologies, RNA biology, developmental biology, and related fields. Candidates will have excellent opportunities for intellectual growth on campus and beyond. The proximity to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area affords extensive opportunities for interactions with nearby research institutions.
Applicants with expertise in molecular cloning, transgene expression, lentivirus preparation, and transduction of primary cells are strongly encouraged to apply.
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bachelor's degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology or related field at the time of application.
Research experience that includes molecular cloning.
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. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). 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 at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 12, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
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