Last review date:October 5th, 2017 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 31st, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Portnoy lab in the department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley seeks an Associate Specialist. The goals of the Portnoy lab are to research the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis. We are looking for a motivated Associate Specialist with enthusiasm and necessary skills to tackle these problems using multidisciplinary approaches combining expertise in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, and mouse genetics.
Independent research on the plasma membrane protein trafficking and degradation inside eukaryotic cells. Generate and analyze gene edited cell line and mice using CRISPR/Cas9. Tissue culture and molecular biology, including preparation of samples for RNAseq and flow cytometry Evaluate the humoral and cellular immune responses after infection or vaccination Supervision of undergraduate researchers
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related.
Additional Qualifications Required (by start date): The successful candidate will have at least five years of post graduate laboratory/research employment. Candidate must have expertise with analysis of inflammasome biology, including analysis of cytokines and eicosanoids, intestinal epithelial cells, generation of cell line/ mice using CRISPR/Cas9, cell culture, flow cytometry, mouse husbandry and genetics, infectious disease mouse models.
Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Ph.D (or equivalent degree) in Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related. Excellent communication skills and careful attention to details.
Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Daniel Portnoy. The initial appointment is for eight months. The approximate start date of this position will be November 1, 2017.
Salary: $54,744 - $58,548 at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.
Interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae, and names with contact information for between 1 – 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position and a cover letter. (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).
Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Sabastian Belser, HR Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This recruitment will remain open until filled.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
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