Job ID: 191738

Junior Specialist - Genetics of Axonal Regeneration Molecular and Cellular Biology Bautista Lab

University of California Berkeley

  • Aug. 4, 2022
  • Junior Specialist - Genetics of Axonal Regeneration Molecular and Cellular Biology Bautista Lab
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 08/16/2022
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - General

Junior Specialist - Genetics of Axonal Regeneration Molecular and Cellular Biology Bautista Lab

Position overview Position title: Jr. Specialist Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Specialist series salary scale Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: Summer/Fall 2022 Position duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Application Window
Open date: June 29th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022 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 Bautista Lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Jr. Specialist to aid lab members in implementing a breadth of experiments aimed at characterizing molecular and cellular responses in the somatosensory system. This position will contribute to original research, troubleshoot experiments, and analyze/interpret results. Early-career scholars are encouraged to apply.
The goal of the Bautista lab is to define the molecular mechanisms underlying neuroimmune signaling in peripheral inflammation. Towards this goal, we combine neurobiology, immunology, cell biology, behavior and molecular genetics.
We are looking for a Junior Specialist to investigate molecular mechanisms of somatosensation in health and disease. The position is within the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, world-renowned for major discoveries in biology and promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in education. This position reports to Professor Diana Bautista.

The Jr. Specialist will perform a variety of methods, including those listed below:
  • cell culture -mouse colony management -Mouse breeding, genotyping, tagging/tailing -Mouse behavior -immunofluorescence -bacterial transformation, bacterial growth, plasmid purification, restriction enzyme digestion for analytical and cloning purposes, agarose gel purification of restricted bands, ligation of DNA fragments. -Microscopy -10% general lab support: autoclaving, stocking equipment, inventory management, etc.

The Jr. Specialist will be expected to assess, plan and carry out such activities:
-Detailed record keeping of experiments performed, conclusions made, and communication of results orally and through lab notebook records.
-Daily record keeping in laboratory notebook (including the generation of written protocols for all assays), graphing data generated, interpretation of data, and drawing conclusions
-Preparing presentations for presenting at lab meetings.
-Attendance at weekly lab meetings.
-Background reading/research necessary to understand projects.
-Work collaboratively, learning and sharing techniques and knowledge with other members of the research team. They will also need to organize and perform several experiments in parallel on the same day.
This position provides full benefits.

University of California Academic Researchers are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).



Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree program.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree
Preferred qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Immunology, or a related field.
Experience in microscopy, mouse breeding, genotyping and experimental assay development, execution and analysis.
Lab experience in a scientific lab during the undergraduate degree or afterward.
Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail.
Experience in planning experiments, documenting and communicating data, and trouble-shooting protocols.
Experience in new protocol development is a plus, as is experience in mammalian cell culture or mouse handling.
Experience in isolating tissues, tissue/cell culture, molecular biology, statistics, and data analysis.
Application Requirements Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
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