Job ID: 131193

Assistant Specialist, Step I-III Cell Engineering Molecular and Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley

  • Oct. 10, 2019
  • Assistant Specialist, Step I-III Cell Engineering Molecular and Cell Biology
  • N/A
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 11/11/2019
  • Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Biology - Cell Biology

Recruitment Period
Open date: October 8th, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Nov 11, 2019 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 Biology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Specialist in the Hockemeyer lab, in the area of CRISPR-based genome and cell engineering, at 100% time with an expected start date of November 2019

Participate in research aiming to identify genetic variants alternating the biological responses of human stem cells to environmental changes. Tasks involve human pluripotent stem cells culturing, CRISPR-based gene editing, PCR-based genotyping, and basic molecular cloning. As a member of the research group, the position will work directly with students and postdocs in completing assigned tasks.

Basic Qualifications (At the time of application):
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications (By start date):
Tissue culture experience and skills. Experience in the field of molecular or cell biology.

This position reports to Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. This position provides full benefits. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. UC Berkeley is a Family Responsive Institution.

To Apply visit:

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Dirk Hockemeyer,

Contact information for 3 references required.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

This recruitment will remain open until 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

Job location Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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