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Assistant/Associate Project Scientist - Metabolic dysfunction Associated Steatotic Liver Disease

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Project Scientist Metabolic dysfunction Associated Steatotic Liver Disease Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology

Position overview Position title: Assistant/Associate Project Scientist
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position . A reasonable estimate for this position is $71,500 - $87,000.

Percent time: 100

Anticipated start: Fall 2024

Position duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: June 11, 2024

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 12, 2024 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 Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology Department at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Assistant/Associate Project Scientist in the Sona Kang Lab. The Assistant or Associate Project Scientist will be supporting our new project which involves investigating the pathogenic mechanisms of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) and CRISPR screening.


The position will contribute in three major ways 1) CRISPR screening study design and experiment, follow-up studies of top candidates in vitro and in vivo, 2) animal studies (mouse maintenance, metabolic characterization, mechanistic studies), 3) cell based experiments, and 4) mentoring junior lab members.
The position will keep detailed records of experiments performed, conclusions made, and communication of results orally and through lab notebook records.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications
  • Self-motivated with the ability to think critically and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Technical expertise, such as metabolic characterization of mouse models, cell culture studies, and/or biochemical and molecular studies.
  • Expertise in one of the following areas are desirable: molecular and cell biology, metabolic phenotyping of mouse models, and genome-wide profiling studies.
  • Experience in liver biology and CRISPR screening.

Application Requirements

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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About UC Berkeley

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.

Please refer to the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy.

In searches when letters of reference are 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 letter.

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.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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