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Genomics Institute: Research Specialist, Stem Cell Models of CNS Diseases (Open until filled. Apply by 8/10/2020)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 9th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Aug 10, 2020 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: Monday, May 31, 2021 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.

Description

The Genomics Institute Organized Research Unit, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Junior Specialist. Under the direction of Dr. Sofie Salama, the Junior Specialist will support and contribute to research aimed at using pluripotent stem cell derived cerebral cortex organoids to study neurodevelopmental disorders and pediatric gliomas. The work will involve culturing human and non-human primate pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation, RNA and protein isolation, whole transcriptome sequencing library generation and analysis, and histological analysis. In addition to supporting and contributing to research, the incumbent will support our UCSC-UCSF braingeneers project with lab operations support including assisting with ordering, reimbursement and spending reports, maintaining inventories, scheduling meetings and communications. The candidate will be expected to keep a detailed laboratory notebook and prepare written and oral reports describing research results. The candidate will be expected to learn new techniques and implement protocols, have strong attention to detail, strong communication skills, exercise good time management and problem-solving skills, and work effectively in a team environment.

Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: pluripotent stem cell culture, cerebral cortex organoid culture and analysis including histology analysis of tissue sections and high throughput sequencing data analysis.

ACADEMIC TITLE
Junior Specialist

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or a related discipline, 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. Applicants must have the required degree at the time the application is submitted.

POSITION AVAILABLE
September 15, 2020.

DURATION OF POSITION
Initial appointment will be full‐time 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.

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/JPF00834
Please refer to Position # JPF00834-21T in all correspondence.

Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position, and describes in detail your experience with the following areas : pluripotent stem cell culture; cerebral cortex organoid culture and analysis; and data analysis, especially high throughput sequencing data analysis (required).
  • Curriculum vitae (required).

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Full consideration will be given to applications completed August 10, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only 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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7/2/2020

Job location

Santa Cruz, California

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position, and describes in detail your experience with the following areas: pluripotent stem cell culture, cerebral cortex organoid culture and analys, and with data analysis, especially high throughput sequencing data analysis

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.