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Biomolecular Engineering: Research Specialist, Stem Cell Genomics (Open until filled. Initial review of applications 1/2/18.)

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The Department of Biomolecular Engineering ( invites applications for two Junior Specialist positions, under the direction of Professor Daniel Kim. The successful candidates will support and assist in research that uses genomic and single cell approaches to understand the functions of noncoding RNAs in stem cells and epigenetic reprogramming. Responsibilities will include culturing human pluripotent stem cells, sample preparation for next-generation sequencing, and data analysis. The candidates will also make scholarly contributions to the research program through the preparation of scientific manuscripts and/or meeting presentations. The candidates will be able to learn new techniques and implement protocols with attention to detail, have strong written and verbal communication skills, exercise good time management and problem-solving skills, and consistently work effectively in a team environment.

We are particularly interested in identifying candidates with extensive experience working with human pluripotent stem cells, next-generation sequencing, and noncoding RNAs.

RANK: Junior Specialist

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (see Qualifications at

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related scientific field, with at least 2 years of previous experience in laboratory research.


TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is through June 30, 2019. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and (optional) a sample publication. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Refer to Position #JPF00506 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than March 30, 2018.

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: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

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Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that describes how you meet the position's qualifications.

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

  • Sample publication (Optional)