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Junior Specialist, Step I-II - Molecular & Cell Biology

Posted by: University of California, Berkeley

Posted date: Mar-06-2017

Location: Berkeley, CA

Junior Specialist, Step I-II ‚ Cell/Developmental Biology ‚ Molecular & Cell Biology

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01286

The Lishko lab in the Molecular Cell Biology Department at UC Berkeley seeks a Jr. Specialist. The goals of the Lishko lab are to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiology of mammalian fertilization. The lab studies the function of sperm ion channels, macromolecules essential for proper ion homeostasis. By understanding the physiology of sperm cells the Lishko lab aims to develop safe contraceptives and diagnostic tests for male fertility. We are looking for a motivated Junior Specialists with and interest in tackling these questions using multidisciplinary approaches in combination of electrophysiology, endocrinology and molecular biology.

‚Ę Independent Research: use electrophysiology, specifically sperm electrophysiology to study the regulation of ion channels responsible for sperm depolarization Advanced electrophysiology skills are required.
‚Ę Mouse dissection and sperm cell preparation. In vitro cell culturing
‚Ę Basic tissue culture, transfection and analysis of phenotype of cell lines.
‚Ę DNA and RNA analysis: standard techniques required for molecular biology. Including DNA amplification and purification: including bacterial retransformation, amplification, purification by standard Qiagen kit, and quantification with a spectrophotometer. RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis and quantitative PCR set up and analysis.
‚Ę Supervising compliances with all safety and animal regulations, radiation safety.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Bachelor‚s degree, or equivalent degree, in Molecular and Cell Biology, Physiology, or related field.

Additional Qualifications Required (by start date): The successful candidate will have at least 6 months of laboratory employment. Experience with tissue culture, mouse handling and electrophysiology, specifically sperm electrophysiology.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail, knowledge of ion channel biophysics.

Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Polina Lishko. The initial appointment for 1 year with the expectation of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The approximate start date of this position will be June 2017.

Salary: $17.99/hour ‚ $19.18/hour at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01286

Intereste d individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for 2 to 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position. (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Sabastian Belser, HR Partner, sswbelser(at)berkeley.edu.

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.
Job Title Junior Specialist, Step I-II - Molecular & Cell Biology
Post Details
Email sswbelser(at)berkeley.edu
Employer's Website aprecruit.berkeley.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Specialist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Berkeley, CA
Key Words MCB, Molecular, Cell, Biology, Specialist
Start Date 06/01/2017
Salary $17.99/hour - $19.18/hour
Deadline Mar-31-2017