Associate/Full Specialist -Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Associate/Full Specialist -Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Associate to Full Specialist in the Rottiers Lab, exploring the genetics, genomics, molecular biology and biochemistry of sex specific differences in lifespan in C. elegans., at 100% time with an expected start in early 2021.

The research in the Rottiers lab is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging and lipid metabolism primarily using the model system C. elegans using established techniques such as advanced microscopy, microinjection, cloning, generation of integrated transgenic lines and other genetic manipulations as well as develop new techniques to study sex-specific differences in C. elegans. We are seeking a candidate to contribute to research on this project using techniques such as advanced microscopy, microinjection, cloning, generation of integrated transgenic lines and other genetic manipulations. Additionally, the candidate will analyze data, participate in and present results at lab meetings and in discussions with the PI, as well as write manuscripts. In addition, the candidate will be tasked to mentor and assist in training new incoming lab members.

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

    Additional Qualifications (By start date):
  • Master's degree (or equivalent international degree) plus 3 years of additional experience or Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) plus five years of additional experience.

    Preferred Qualifications (By start date):
  • Experience with C. elegans techniques such as microscopy, microinjection, cloning, generation of integrated transgenic lines and other genetic manipulations of C. elegans is highly encouraged.
  • Expertise in C. elegans tool development.
  • At least 5 years of lab bench experience.
  • Scientific writing experience as indicated by contributions to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in communicating scientific results with peers as indicated by presenting posters and talks at scientific meetings.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students.

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

    Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Specialist series salary scale. This position provides full benefits. 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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02837

    Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to PI, Dr. Rottiers at [email protected].

    This recruitment will remain open until filled.

    This position is covered by the UC-UAW collective bargaining agreement for Academic Researchers. The current contract can be found here: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ra/index.html. Additional information can be found on the website: http://academicresearchersunited.org/.

    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.








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