Lab Manager and Animal Care Technician (9617C) - 20788
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 28, 2021
The Williams Eco-Evo-Physiology lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct research, maintain animal colonies, and manage the research lab. The lab is home to PhD students, postdocs, and undergraduate/postgrad researchers, and we study how changing environments impact the evolution of metabolism and life history in ectotherms, particularly insects (https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cmwilliamslab.com/&source=gmail&ust=1626301012577000&usg=AFQjCNEk_mRBYU3DyK1soZd7acV8jb_9Yw" href="https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2371033&targetURL=http://www.cmwilliamslab.com/]http://www.cmwilliamslab.com/). We offer a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diversity in perspectives, backgrounds, and identities; and provide extensive professional and career development opportunities to all members. Opportunities will be available to co-author manuscripts, present at conferences, and apply for further funding.
- Caring for cricket colonies, including supervising undergraduate work study students in colony maintenance.
- Carrying out artificial selection experiments, under supervision of PI. This requires some weekend work, with two days off per week maintained whenever possible by adjusting weekly working schedule.
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes data on cricket colony outputs (e.g. total numbers, morph and sex ratios), and outcomes of breeding experiments, writes reports.
- Participates in lab meetings, collaborative meetings, and individual meetings with the PI, contributes to intellectual development of project
- General lab management - purchasing, inventory maintenance, health and safety, student training
- Enthusiasm for science.
- Excellent record keeping skills.
- Basic knowledge of animal ecology and evolution.
- Ability to work in a collaborative team, take direction, and supervise students.
- Good communication skills and ability to accept feedback.
- Open to participating in activities designed to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Experience in husbandry of insects or other animals.
- Course work in animal ecophysiology or evolutionary biology.
- Ability to read, interpret and synthesize primary scientific literature.
- Coursework or experience in data management and analysis, especially using R.
- Demonstrated science communication skills. Interest in carrying out independent scientific research and participating in professional development.
- Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM.
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 is a part-time, 30-hours per week, Career position eligible for full UC Benefits.
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
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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