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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 Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering (transitioning into the Genomics Institute Organized Research Unit, (https://ucscgenomics.soe.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Stem Cell Models Research Specialist, under the direction of Dr. Sofie Salama in the Salama/Haussler laboratory. The Research Specialist will support and assist in research that uses human and non-human primate pluripotent stem cells and high throughput sequencing assays to understand the evolution and function of genomic innovations that drive new gene regulatory programs and human brain development, and will support lab operations by assisting with ordering, chemical inventory, hazardous waste disposal and related functions. Other responsibilities may include designing and/or engineering pluripotent stem cell lines that allow CRISPR/Cas9 based overexpression or knockdown screens, generating pluripotent stem cell derived cerebral cortex organoids for single cell gene expression analysis and high throughput sequencing library generation and QC. The candidate will also make scholarly contributions to the research program through reading primary literature, preparing and/or editing scientific manuscripts and regular lab meeting presentations. The candidate will be expected to learn new techniques and implement protocols, have strong attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, exercise good time management and problem-solving skills, and work effectively in a team environment.
ACADEMIC TITLE: Junior Specialist, Assistant Specialist or Associate Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience (See rank qualifications: https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/602.330.html)
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline at the time of application, and at least one year of biological wet lab experience, including mammalian cell culture and molecular biology experiments, that was achieved while earning and/or after obtaining the degree.
POSITION AVAILABLE As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
DURATION OF POSITION Initial appointment will be full‐time through June 30, 2020, 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.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00673
Please refer to Position # JPF00673-19T in all correspondence.
- Letter of application that summarizes in detail your qualifications and interest in the position, and describes in detail your experience: a. Supporting lab operations (ordering chemical inventory, hazardous waste disposal and related functions) b. With pluripotent stem cell culture. c. With high throughput sequencing.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD (revised)
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 31, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered if the position has not been filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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1) Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
2) Cover Letter - Letter of application that summarizes in detail your qualifications and interest in the position, and describes in detail your experience:
a. Supporting lab operations (ordering chemical inventory, hazardous waste disposal and related functions)
b. With pluripotent stem cell culture.
c. With high throughput sequencing.
How to apply
- Create an ApplicantID
- Provide required information and documents