Temporary Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C) - 38086
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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.
- Maintain cell lines and carry out cell-based drug screening assays. Isolate protein/RNA and measure expression of key genes. Test top drug candidates in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease and assist in mouse colony maintenance. Analyze data, maintain an organized laboratory notebook/record, and present research findings to supervisors at regularly scheduled lab meetings.
- Basic molecular biology and Western blotting skills. Experience with tissue culture, cell line maintenance, and sterile technique. Proficiency in RNA extractions and quantitative real-time PCR. Knowledge of laboratory safety guidelines and ability to maintain a clean and organized working environment. Bachelor's degree in Biology or relevant discipline and/or equivalent years' work experience/training.
- Experience with animal handling, especially mice. Minimum 1-year experience as a laboratory assistant or relevant position.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 1-yr non-exempt temporary position at 60% (24 hrs a week). This position is paid hourly and eligible for UC Benefits. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
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
Under Article 31.B-3.d. This appointment shall not be converted to career appointment as the employee was hired specifically to work on a short-term project lasting no more than one year.
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