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The Sullivan Lab Research Specialist

Position overview

Position title: The Sullivan Lab Research Specialist (Junior Specialist)
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.

Application Window

Open date: July 7, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 8, 2022 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, Jul 7, 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.

Position description

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Professor William Sullivan, the research specialist will participate in collaborative research and will be responsible for the operation of a Drosophila molecular genetics lab. Duties will include participating in a number of ongoing research projects as well as ordering, stock maintenance, and media preparation. The successful individual should be proficient with basic molecular and cellular concepts and techniques. The position will also involve training undergraduates, contributing to grant writing, maintaining and freezing cell lines, and supporting reagent requests. The candidate must be able to critically read scientific literature, and work effectively both independently and in teams.

Applicants with an expertise in immunofluorescent microscopy, Drosophila genetics, and/or microbiology are particularly valued and encouraged to apply.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

The Sullivan Lab: https://sullivan.mcdb.ucsc.edu/research.html

Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology: https://mcd.ucsc.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • B.A./B.S. (or equivalent foreign degree) in biology or a related field.
  • At least one year of research experience, obtained post-undergraduate degree, that includes basic molecular and cellular concepts and techniques.

Application Requirements

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

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

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01343

Help contact: mkistler@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

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.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California