Job ID: 221455

Assistant Researcher - Innovative Genomics Institute

University of California Berkeley

  • Sep. 15, 2023
  • Assistant Researcher - Innovative Genomics Institute
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 10/15/2023
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Genetics
    Biology - General

Assistant Researcher - Innovative Genomics Institute

Position overview Position title: Assistant Researcher
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position: The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $87,100 - $113,900. Off-scale salaries' and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: November 2023

Position duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds

Application Window
Open date: September 14, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 15, 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 Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory focused on genome engineering and potential applications in agriculture, microbiology, and biomedicine. It is a joint venture between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, with the administrative operations located on the Berkeley campus. This position is located at the UC Berkeley campus.

The IGI is presently seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to oversee operations, and to initiate and guide collaborations on experimental design for the custom-made automated tissue culture robot. This will be around 50% of the position's duties.

The remaining 50% will be dedicated to independent research on the use of genome editing technology to create inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that are used to develop better models/tools and, separately, better therapies.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
4 years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent international degree in Chemical, Biological Engineering, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry.
  • Experience in automated tissue culture including mammalian cell culture, high throughput liquid handling and assay development, robotics, imaging, and systems engineering.
  • Experience in human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culturing and differentiation.
  • Experience in developing therapeutic strategies with translational potential using human pluripotent stem cells.
  • Experience with systematic evaluation of the genetic components involved in human diseases.
  • Experience in engineering and improving genome editing tools.
  • Experience writing, leading, and managing grants, and securing own funding.
  • Experience with mentorship of undergraduates, graduate students, and/or technicians.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, participate in efficient and open in collaboration, and engage with a diverse group of researchers. Innovative, and able to synergize various ideas and approaches, while exercising sound judgment to evaluate and take acceptable risks.

Experience and interest in the use of genome editing technology to create inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to target neurodegenerative disease and cancers.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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