UC DAVIS GENOME CENTER Supervisor: Dr. David Segal Junior Specialist - Animal Biologist
In direct collaboration with the Principal Investigator(s), this position will be involved in the Angelman syndrome research project, which focuses on developing therapeutics based on gene and epigenome editing tools to treat Angelman syndrome and related neurologic disorders.
The candidate will specifically participate in the testing of novel molecular constructs based on zinc fingers, TALEs, or CRISPR/Cas9 in mouse and rat animal models of Angelman syndrome. As a member of the research team, work will include injections of protein, virus, and cell-based therapeutics, necropsy, tissue sectioning, immunostaining, genotyping, and breeding of rodents.
The candidate will assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publications, in collaboration with her/his direct supervisor, describing results and methods used to acquire the results, presenting and analyzing data obtained by the candidate, and constructing clear and informative figures.
Professional Competence (10%)
Depending on interest and availability of funds, the Junior Specialist will have opportunities to present research findings to a larger audience at scientific conferences or meetings. The candidate will also assist the investigator in presenting progress reports and final summaries to granting agencies.
University and Public Service (5%)
The Junior Specialist will participate in training activities, such as mentoring undergraduate students. They will actively contribute to lab activities via meetings and unit/campus presentations.
BS/BA in Genetics, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Animal Science or related field. Experience handling mice is required. Experience with animal injections, immunostaining, and microscopy is strongly encouraged. Experience with protein purification is favorable.
To Apply: Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for 3 references via this URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03059
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