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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 26, 2021
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research performed by faculty organized in five divisions:
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Immunology and Pathogenesis
The teaching and research activities of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) concern the molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This agenda covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, including biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, tumor biology, microbiology, immunology, pathogenesis and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks to fish, amphibia, and mammals. The faculty of the department is organized into five divisions: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Development; Neurobiology; and Immunology and Pathogenesis.
The Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Integrative Biology (IB) together are among the largest academic departments at UC Berkeley. By several measures (including number of faculty and students, budget, and assigned square feet), these departments are larger than many UCB colleges and schools. The two departments represent over 186 faculty FTE (including Adjuncts, Professors of the Graduate School, active emeriti and 15 HHMI professors); 150 postdocs and other research positions; 375 graduate students; 80 department staff members; and 8 recharge centers. Financial resources include approximately $51M in annual extramural funding (which accounts for over half of the total sponsored research awards in the College of Letters & Science) and over $46M other fund sources. The department has 1,800 declared undergraduate majors (the largest majors on the Berkeley campus) and a total annual enrollment in classes of ~20,000. Department personnel are currently housed in seven buildings located in three widely separated parts of the campus.
Perform and analyze all steps in genome analyses (e.g. ChIP-seq), and image acquisition and analysis (eg Fluorescence In situ hybridization (FISH) and immunofluorescence (IF) experiments).
Maintain Drosophila stocks and microscope systems, monitor/order supplies, help manage budget goals and spending, perform general lab upkeep.
Participate in group meetings.
Maintain an accurate and detailed scientific logbook of all experiments performed.
Monitor lab's day-to-day operations, organize solutions, reagents and equipment, find new technologies that help the lab's research, train and teach new personnel on lab techniques, fly husbandry and safety guidelines.
Keep up to date with all current safety rules and regulations, present and manage manifestation of regulations in the lab.
Extensive experience with microscope systems and software for image analysis.
Familiarity with Macintosh, Linux and PC operating systems and applications.
Ability to work independently on routine procedures.
Ability to perform minimal data analysis.
Ability to supervise undergraduates and to train lab members in techniques.
Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience in biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, or related field.
At least 5 years of full-time research experience related to duties of this position, especially image acquisition and analyses, microscope maintenance and utilization, Drosophila genetics, genome analyses.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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