The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Assistant Project Scientist in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Research (85%): The position will focus on elucidating mechanisms of mitochondrial biogenesis. More specifically, the candidate will study the organization of the mitochondrial outer membrane, which will elucidate molecular features of ER-mitochondrial contacts sites in human cells. The candidate will design and perform experiments using a suite of advanced proteomics, genetics, high-throughput screening, and quantitative imaging. This position requires a strong background in proteomic methods, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, lentivirus-mediated cell transduction, mammalian tissue culture, and mitochondrial cell biology to successfully execute these experiments.
The successful applicant will be responsible for performing publication-quality experiments aimed at studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly and structure of the mitochondrial outer membrane. Approaches include cutting edge proteomics, plasmid cloning, development of CRISPR cell lines, forward CRISPR screens, quantitative microscopy, AI software for image processing, and assays for mitochondrial function in tissue cultured human cell lines.
Professional Competence (8%): The applicant must have experience with writing manuscripts. They will prepare figures and text for grants and manuscripts. They will also prepare figures for presentations and annual reports to granting agencies. They will also edit and critique papers and grants from others in the lab.
University and Public Service (7%): Attend 1-2 conferences per year to present our lab's findings to the scientific community. The applicant will train younger postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates in tissue culture and CRISPR techniques in the lab. The candidate must be able to lead a small team, teach others, and work in small groups.
SALARY RANGE: Step I-VI $63,100-$81,200 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Appointments may be made up to 100%.
CLOSINGDATE: For full consideration, all application materials must be received by August 2nd, 2021. The job will remain open until filled.
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