Staff Research Associate I (9613C) - 1821 - 1821
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 14, 2019
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research performed by faculty organized in five divisions:
- Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Genetics, Genomics and Development
- Immunology and Pathogenesis
- Inject viral gene expression vectors into the eye or brain of anesthetized mice.
- Run electrophysiology assays involving multi-electrode arrays or extracellular field potential electrodes.
- Compile and analyze electrophysiological data under the supervision of students and post-docs in the lab. This involves use of standard analysis programs and basic Excel for transferring and graphical representation of the data.
- Run behavioral experiments with vision-impaired mice to test drug and gene therapy improvement of visual acuity.
- Cloning of AAV viral templates. This includes obtaining DNA sequences from other labs and designing primers to assemble AAV expression plasmids.
- Maintenance of mouse colonies. This includes setting up mouse pairs and daily checks to ensure animal health. Setting up breeding schemes and genotyping mouse colonies as necessary.
- Conceptual and practical knowledge of general chemistry, for calculations of molarity, molality, osmalarity, and physiological solution preparation. Basic computer skills, such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, or related discipline.
Licenses or certifications required, if any:
- OLAC approval will be required for in vivo mouse handling and surgery.
- The candidate will receive on-the-job training to obtain this approval.
- Biosafety training is required for the handling of adeno associated viral stocks
- Basic electrophysiology skills including electrode fabrication, extracellular recording and troubleshooting methods.
- Basic knowledge of electrophysiology acquisition and analysis software (e.g. pClamp).
- Cell culture experience.
- Experience with handling of mice, basic sterile techniques, surgical procedures.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html
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