Next review date:Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
In development a single cell goes through a series of repeated divisions and these cells read the program encoded in their DNA in order to become familiar cell types such as those found in muscle, liver or our brains. The goal of our lab is to uncover the rules behind these decisions with the objective of predicting and manipulating developmental programs from just looking at DNA sequence. In order to reach this predictive understanding we combine physics, synthetic biology and new technologies to query and control developmental decisions in real time at the single cell level in the fruit fly embryo.
Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Hernan Garcia. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for 1 year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The approximate start date of this position will be September 16, 2019.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will participate in the design and execution of experiments in the following areas:
Molecular biology: Cloning, mutagenesis, DNA purification
Fly husbandry: Maintenance of D. melanogaster stocks
Drosophilia Transgenesis: Microinjection of embryos to make transgenic fly lines
Microscopy: Confocal imaging
Programming: Coding and image analysis in Matlab
The incumbent will also participate in the interpretation of the experiment results and in the intellectual life of the lab.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent international degree at time of application.
Preferred qualifications (By start date): Upper division course work in biophysics or quantitative biology, coding and/or image analysis. Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. This position provides full benefits. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. UC Berkeley is a Family Responsive Institution.
Interested individuals should submit names with contact information for at least 3-5 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position .
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Professor Hernan Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
This recruitment will remain open until filled.
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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