The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a junior specialist position. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Joshua Arribere, the selected candidate will contribute to a research program in quality control of gene expression, focusing on RNA and protein metabolism and should have a command of genetics, basic biochemistry, molecular biology and computer programming. Duties will include generation of C. elegans strains (via mutagenesis, CRISPR/Cas9, crossing), nucleic acid extraction and analysis (e.g., deep sequencing library preparation), protein analysis (immunoblotting, protein fluorescence), and basic coding tasks (in python, deep sequencing library analysis). The position will require the candidate to employ excellent communication skills; effectively plan and execute research projects; and successfully work both independently and collaboratively.
We have a preference for candidates who possess any or all of the following preferred qualifications: Experience with gene expression; experience with immunoblotting; experience with the nematode C. elegans; experience with Hawaiian-based mapping for mutant identification; experience with programming in a research setting; prior experience with analysis of deep sequencing libraries. Applicants with expertise in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.