The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Junior Specialist in molecular and cellular genetics in the lab of Dr. Sean Burgess
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Research (90%): This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions regarding the chromosome events of meiosis using zebrafish, Danio rerio, as a model genetic organism. Work will be focused primarily on carrying independent research using state-of-the-art immunofluorescence microscopy, including image analysis and statistical methods. In addition, the candidate will maintain zebrafish stocks and perform quantitative assays to analyze fertility, create new mutations using CRISPR/Cas9 methods, and clone DNA for sequencing and analysis. Service (10%): The candidate will spend time in a lab management role pertaining to lab safety and compliance, including training of new lab members, as well as mentoring undergraduate students. Finally, the candidate will summarize data, prepare figures, and assist writing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals, as well as presenting their research in regular group meetings.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in genetics, molecular or cell biology. Advanced and practical laboratory coursework in genetics, cell or molecular biology is required. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a research laboratory with demonstrated proficiency in zebrafish husbandry, genotyping using high-resolution melt analysis (HRMA), tissue preparation, immunofluorescence confocal microscopy, image analysis using ImageJ or similar platforms, statistical analysis using Prism or R, and experience in bioinformatics. The candidate must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive, label and document graphic and tabular data for publication, proposals, and/or presentations. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Due to COVID-19 candidates must be able to work independently and follow all safety operating protocols.
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 November 4th, 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:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement describing their research experience and skills, curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for two references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu
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