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Associate Specialist, Step I-IV Toll-like Receptor Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology

Posted by: University of California Berkeley

Posted date: Sep-06-2017

Location: Berkeley, CA

Associate Specialist, Step I-IV Toll-like Receptor Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology

The Barton lab in the department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley seeks an Associate Specialist. The goals of the Barton 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 immunology, cell biology, biochemistry and mouse genetics.

Responsibilities:
Independent research on Unc93b1 control of TLR function
Generate and analyze cell lines expressing mutant alleles of Unc93b1
Biochemically analyze of TLR function in cell lines expressing mutant Unc93b1
Biochemically purify Unc93b1 protein complexes
Prepare samples for mass spectrometry; analyze mass spectrometry data
Generate and analyze gene edited mice using CRISPR/Cas9.
Tissue culture and molecular biology, including flow cytometry
Maintenance and organization of a substantial mouse colony
Supervision of undergraduate researchers

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Masters (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 TLR cell biology, including biochemical purification of Unc93b1-TLR protein complexes, generation of mice using CRISPR/Cas9, cell culture, flow cytometry, and mouse husbandry and genetics.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Ph.D (or equivalent degree) in Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or related. Excellent communication skills and careful attention to details.

Appointment: This position reports to Professor Greg Barton. The appointment is for 2 years. The approximate start date of this position will be February 1, 2018.

Salary: $54,744 - $65,904 at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01428

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 (optionally) a cover letter. (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Annie Dinh, Interim HR Partner, adinh(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/Nondi scrimAffirmAct. 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 I-IV Toll-like Receptor Biology, Immunology Molecular & Cell Biology
Post Details
Email adinh(at)berkeley.edu
Employer's Website http://
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Immunology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Specialist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Berkeley, CA
Key Words Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular and Cell Biology
Start Date 2/1/18
Salary $54,744 - $65,904
Deadline Sep-30-2017