Position overview Position title: Junior Specialist - Stone Lab Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
Open date: August 25, 2022
Most recent review date: Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Aug 25, 2023 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.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (https://science.ucsc.edu/department/chemistry/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a junior specialist. The Stone Research Group is broadly interested in the structure and function of RNA in complex biological systems and all current projects have direct biomedical significance. Under the direction of Professor Michael D. Stone, the junior specialist will use molecular cloning, biochemical, and bioinformatic techniques to study structure-function relationships of essential cellular RNAs. Duties will also include assisting with everyday operations of the research lab, including but not limited to: ordering and stocking supplies, maintaining laboratory stock reagents, and training undergraduate researchers. In addition, the junior specialist will participate directly in ongoing research projects, working in collaboration with PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows.
Applicants with research experience in basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, as well as general laboratory safety awareness are strongly encouraged to apply.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) BS or BA (or an equivalent foreign degree) in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, or a related field.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include any publications and three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the Universitys equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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