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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is: 11-14-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. The UCSC Genomics Institute employs approximately 175 personnel (including approximately 70 career staff, 50 academic non-faculty members, 30 graduate student researchers, 5 postdoctoral scholars and 20 undergraduate employees) who participate in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private foundations and gifts. The Institute's platforms, technologies, engineers and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.
The Haussler-Salama lab operates within the Genomics Institute and is affiliated with the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells. The lab is co-directed by Professors David Haussler of the (Biomolecular Engeneering Department) and Sofie Salama of the (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department). The lab pursues an interdisciplinary approach to understand the evolution and function of the human genome particularly as it relates to development of the early embryo and the brain. The lab uses human and great ape pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids derived from them as the main experimental model and is developing new approaches to improve, scale-up and automated three-dimensional organoid cell culture models as founding members of the Braingeneers Project and the Center for Live Cell Genomics. In addition to answering fundamental questions about human development this research addresses neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer.
Under minimal supervision of the lab director of the Haussler-Salama experimental lab, the incumbent will assist in the development and implementation of investigative procedures to accomplish research goals and independently perform scientific investigative procedures, actively contributing to the research results of the laboratory. Analyze and interpret experimental results and assist in determining relevance to lab projects. Prepare reports, charts, and graphs to communicate results at scientific meetings or for manuscripts for publication. Perform technical and administrative tasks and supervises undergraduate research assistants/lab aids to ensure smooth operations at the main campus Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells research space in the Biomedical Sciences building, currently a team of 10-15, and at a developing lab space in Westside Research Park for the multi-disciplinary Braingeneers/Live Cell Genomics group.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $74,535.61 - $83,927.20/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: RX Union
Job Code Classification: 009610 (SRA 4)
Travel: Never or Rarely
50% - Research Projects
Performs state-of-the-art research projects in collaboration with academic supervisors. Consults with academic supervisors or professional researchers on the nature and objectives of the research project or instructional design goals. Ensures that specimen collections and equipment are maintained properly.
May contribute towards articles for publication in scientific journals or for presentations at conferences or symposiums.
40% - Laboratory Management
Supervises the laboratory research space including managing equipment, supplies, hazardous waste and overall lab operations. Oversees and performs laboratory inventory, planning and purchasing.
Ensures regulatory compliance for the lab; trains researchers and staff in equipment use and safety protocols.
10% - Student Supervision
Supervises, coaches, mentors and schedules the activities of laboratory undergraduate student support staff.
Bachelor's degree in molecular, cell and developmental biology or related field and/or equivalent training and/or experience.
Experience managing a molecular and cell biology lab including maintaining a Biosafety level 2 mammalian cell culture facility.
Advanced knowledge of methods and equipment related to molecular biology, cell culture and electrophysiology.
Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.
Leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities and scheduling optimal use of lab space.
Ability to supervise and mentor student employees.
Ability to conduct and report on scientific experiments and findings.
Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Advanced knowledge of pluripotent stem cells, retrotransposons and organoid technologies to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research associates.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary in storing and moving materials. The ability to lift light to moderate objects up to 40 lbs., with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Ability to wear a respirator in accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 8, 5144.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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.
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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.
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