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Associate Specialist, Step III-IV Inflammasome Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology

Posted by: UC Berkeley

Posted date: Jul-14-2017

Location: Berkeley, CA

Associate Specialist, Step III-IV Inflammasome Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01417

The Vance lab in the department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley seeks an Associate Specialist. The goals of the Vance lab are to research the molecular basis of innate immunity. We are looking for a motivated Associate Specialist with enthusiasm and necessary skills to tackle these problems using multidisciplinary approaches combining expertise in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, and mouse genetics.


Independent research on the role of inflammasomes in epithelial cells
Generate and analyze intestinal organoid cultures
Generate and analyze gene edited mice using CRISPR/Cas9.
Isolate and analyze cells from the intestinal epithelium, lamina propria, and other tissues
Tissue culture and molecular biology, including preparation of samples for RNAseq and flow cytometry
Maintenance and organization of a substantial mouse colony
Infection of mice with gastrointestinal or other pathogens
Supervision of undergraduate researchers

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Ph.D (or equivalent degree) in Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related.

Additional Qualifications Required (by start date): The successful candidate will have at least five years of postdoctoral laboratory/research employment. Candidate must have expertise with analysis of inflammasome biology, including analysis of cytokines and eicosanoids, intestinal epithelial cells, generation of mice using CRISPR/Cas9, cell culture, flow cytometry, mouse husbandry and genetics, infectious disease mouse models.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Excellent communication skills and careful attention to details.

Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Russell Vance. The appointment is for 1 year. The approximate start date of this position will be October 2, 2017.

Salary: $62,784 - $65,904 at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01417

Interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae, and names with contact information for between 1 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position and a cover letter. (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/NondiscrimAffirm Act. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
Job Title Associate Specialist, Step III-IV Inflammasome Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology
Post Details
Email sswbelser(at)berkeley.edu
Employer's Website mcb.berkeley.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Immunology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Specialist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Berkeley, CA
Key Words Associate, Specialist, inflammasome, biology, immunology, molecular, cell
Start Date 10/01/2017
Salary $62,784 - $65,904
Deadline Aug-18-2017