The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Junior Specialist in biochemistry and structural biology to join the newly initiated lab of Dr. Jennifer Cash.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Research (85%): This position will entail carrying-out protein production and purification and performing biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assays and experiments, under the initial training and guidance of Dr. Cash, to understand RhoGEF signaling and regulation. The candidate will summarize data, prepare figures, and have the opportunity to assist in writing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals. The candidate also will be responsible for ordering lab supplies, maintaining equipment, overseeing lab safety, developing protocols, making lab stocks, and maintaining cell culture lines (bacterial, insect, and mammalian).
University and Public Service (15%): The candidate will present their research in weekly laboratory meetings. The candidate will also oversee orientation and basic training of incoming lab personnel.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry or structural, molecular, or cellular biology. Candidate must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive and document reagents and data for publications, grant proposals, and/or presentations. Solid organizational skills are a must. Prior experiences in lab management and mentoring trainees are a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills and the ability to work well both independently and as a part of a team.
SALARY RANGE: Step I - $44,500 or Step II- $47,400 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: The posting will remain open until filled. For full consideration applications should be received by October 21st, 2020.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, one year appointment, with opportunity for renewal; maximum two-year appointment. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:
Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, a research statement describing their research experience and skills, and a curriculum vitae. Documents must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for two or three references
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