Position overview Position title: Junior Specialist in Microbiology Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the scale titled, Represented Specialist Series Fiscal Year. 'Off-scale salaries', i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-54,600.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: October 1, 2023
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
Open date: August 2, 2023
Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Dec 22, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 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 Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position Junior Specialist in Microbiology. Under the direction of Professor Victoria Auerbuch Stone, the junior specialist will contribute to a research program on antimicrobial drug discovery. Duties will include culturing biosafety level 2 pathogens, assessing viability, and measuring protein secretion. The candidate will also make contributions to lab management by ordering equipment and supplies, generating reagents, and ensuring lab compliance with safety and animal welfare regulations. The junior specialist will be expected to be part of an inclusive and supportive team of students, staff, and faculty, and stay up to date on important scientific developments in the field of antimicrobial drug discovery.
Applicants with experience in drug discovery research and/or molecular cloning are strongly encouraged to apply.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
B.S. (or an equivalent foreign degree) in biological sciences, biochemistry, or a related field.
A minimum of six (6) months' full-time or twelve (12) months' part-time research experience (while obtaining B.S. or post-degree).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a minimum of three (3) professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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