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Junior Specialist, Step I-II Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Integrative Biology

Posted by: UC Berkeley

Posted date: Aug-08-2017

Location: Berkeley, CA

Junior Specialist, Step I-II Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Integrative Biology

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01449

The Vazquez-Medina lab in the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley seeks a Junior Specialist. The goals of the Vazquez-Medina lab are to understand the role of oxidative stress and redox signaling in physiological adaptation and disease. The lab studies cellular mechanisms of adaptation to natural and anthropogenic stressors in marine mammals and pre-clinical models of disease. We are looking for a motivated Junior Specialist with interest in tackling these questions using multidisciplinary approaches.

Supporting lab research: use of a combination of in vitro and in vivo work to study adaptation to oxidative stress. Experience working with mammalian cell culture, murine models and wild mammals is required.
Mice husbandry, basic mouse procedures: intravenous, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injection, gavage, anesthesia, genotyping.
Primary cell isolation, basic tissue culture, transfection and analysis of the phenotype of cell lines.
Field work with marine mammals (handling, sample collection, and processing).
Protein and gene expression analysis by qPCR, western blot, ELISA, and microscopy.
Supervising compliances with all safety and animal regulations.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Bachelors degree, or equivalent degree, in Integrative Biology or related field.

Additional Qualifications Required (by start date): The successful candidate will have at least one year of research assistance employment. Experience working with both, wild mammals and laboratory mice, as well as basic cell/molecular biology skills (tissue culture, microscopy, qPCR, western blot) are required.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail, experience working both in a lab and in the field.

Appointment: This position reports to Professor Jose Vazquez-Medina. 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 September 2017.

Salary: $18.26/hour $19.48/hour at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01449

Inter ested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter (optional), and contact information for 1 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/NondiscrimAffi rmAct. 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 Comparative Vertebrate Physiology Integrative Biology
Post Details
Email sswbelser(at)berkeley.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Specialist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Berkeley, CA
Key Words Specialist, Vertebrate, Physiology, Biology
Start Date 9/1/17
Salary $18.26/hour - $19.48/hour
Deadline Aug-31-2017