Postdoctoral Scholar - Bioengineering - Innovative Genomics Institute

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Oct 23, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Scholar - Bioengineering - Innovative Genomics Institute

The Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Wilson Lab, in the area of genome editing in areas of severe unmet medical need, at 100% time with an expected start date in 2021.

Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral scholar (postdoc) will be responsible for designing and evaluating technologies enabling therapeutic delivery of genome editing enzymes to clinically-relevant tissues such as the airway epithelium and/or the brain. Specifically, this position will involve engineering of CRISPR-Cas enzymes for improved delivery performance, as well as evaluation of their activity as genome editors. The postdoc will also interface with collaborators at partner universities to facilitate testing of reagents in specialized tissue culture models and/or animal models of disease. In addition to carrying out research activities, this position involves presenting results at conferences as well as contributing to manuscript preparation.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):
Candidates must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation or be enrolled in an accredited PhD, or equivalent international degree program.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the appointment start date. The candidate may have no more than four years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
  • Experience with the biochemistry of protein, RNA, and ideally ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes
  • Degree in related field such as biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture
  • Experience with genome editing, ideally base editing
  • Experience with molecular engineering, bioconjugation, and/or chemical biology
  • Experience with macromolecular delivery
  • Experience with high-throughput screening, next-generation sequencing, and/or flow cytometry

    Appointment:
    This position reports to Assistant Adjunct Professor Ross Wilson. 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:
    This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoctoral salary scale.
    Generous benefits are included https://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs

    To Apply:

    Visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02753

    Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Professor Wilson, at [email protected]

    This recruitment will remain open until filled.

    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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

    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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
    The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

    University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The union's (UAW 5810) website is http://uaw5810.org/. Details concerning your benefits as a Postdoctoral Scholar are set forth in Article 3, "Benefits," of the UC-UAW Local 5810 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). A copy of the CBA between the University of California and the UAW is located at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/index.html.








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