Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: Research Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 11/5/2020)
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Research Specialist. Under the direction of Professor Lindsay Hinck, the Research Specialist will participate in research on mammary gland development and cancer. Duties will include genotyping, tissue collection, histology and immunohistochemistry, cell culture, and basic protein and molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, subcloning, recombinant protein expression, and Western blot. The selected candidate will be expected to perform tasks in an organized manner, work accurately, meet deadlines, communicate results, and successfully work as an integral member of a research team.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: at least two years of post-baccalaureate laboratory experience in a field relevant to the advertised position; experience working with murine tissue and cell culture; expertise in cell analysis by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), PCR, and qPCR; experience with histology/immunohistochemistry; experience with immunoblotting/immunoprecipitation; a M.S. or M.A. degree (or foreign equivalent) degree in a relevant field; and/or a demonstrated record of authorship on one or more peer-reviewed publications.
Reference Requirement Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please 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 November 5, 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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