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Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: CRISPR Core Center Manager (Open until filled. Apply by 8/19/2020)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 20th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 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.


The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a CRISPR Core Center Manager. Under the direction of Professor Susan Carpenter, the CRISPR Core Center Manager will be responsible for the running of the newly established UCSC CRISPR Core. Duties will include molecular cloning, cell line generation, performing CRISPR screens, providing intellectual input and advice on CRISPR usage as well as incorporating new CRISPR technologies as they emerge. The selected candidate will also be involved in working with students and researchers to utilize the technology. The selected candidate will be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment, keeping track of users and user billing, overseeing the budget and serving as safety representative for the core.

Applicants with expertise in CRISPR technology molecular cloning, lentiviral preparation, and/or cell culture are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist determined by qualifications and expertise.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or other relevant field at the time of application.
  • Evidence of at least two years of post-graduate research experience in Molecular Biology or in a related field.

As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

Initial appointment will be full time for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00883-21T in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted). Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by August 19, 2021. 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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Job location

Santa Cruz, California


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required