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Staff Research Associate I (9613C) 1719 - 1719
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Staff Research Associate I (9613C) 1719 - 1719
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Staff Research Associate I (9613C) 1719 - 1719

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 3, 2019

Departmental Overview

The Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology (NST) focuses on the metabolic biology of nutrients and toxicants in relation to human health and disease.

Our research and curriculum span a breadth of topics, from the delivery of nutrients to mammalian cells and their molecular functions, through the influence of genetics on diet-associated human disease, to programs and policies that address human and environmental health and safety.

The Napoli lab studies regulation of the metabolon that generates the autocoid all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA) from retinol (vitamin A), and the function of atRA in in modulating intermediary metabolism (energy balance), diabesity, adipogenesis, bone health (osteoporosis) and blood glucose control. We use a combination of analytical chemistry, bioimaging, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology to determine the physiological effects of atRA.


Mouse colony maintenance:
  • Breeding mice fed a special diet
  • Euthanasia

Research Support:
  • Tissue harvesting
  • Injecting mice with drugs
  • Tissue sectioning and microscopy
  • Tissue extraction
  • Molecular and Biochemical techniques

Data analyses and presentation

Technique development

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Experience with standard research techniques, such as pipeting and handling mice.
  • Experience with molecular and biochemical techniquesData analyses and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
  • At least one year of lab experience (can be as part-time student assistant).

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS or in science (biochemistry, chemistry or nutrition) or equivalent experience/knowledge.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, hourly paid (stepped rates) position.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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