Staff Research Associate (9613C), MCB Research - 45340
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3618272
Staff Research Associate (9613C), MCB Research - 45340
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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.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 23, 2022
Manage mammalian cell culture. Specifically, the culture of immortalized progenitor lines of neutrophils and macrophages and the generation of new cell lines in which specific genes have been targeted using CRISPR.
Learn and carry out basic molecular/cell biology techniques such as DNA cloning, qPCR, transfection, and lentivirus production to overexpress and silence gene expression in mammalian cell culture.
Manage biochemical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, affinity purification, and western blotting.
Assist other researchers in making technical determinations and observations based on the research.
Present results at group meetings or in meetings with supervisor(s).
Coordinate vendors in the procurement and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Order/stock laboratory supplies.
Maintain laboratory and preparation of lab stocks.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience with basic pipetting techniques, molecular cloning, and the culture of mammalian cells.
Ability to independently make solutions based on molarity and % composition.
BA/BS in biology or closely related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior technician experience or independent research projects as an undergraduate.
Experience with molecular biology, especially working with nucleic acids.
Experience with protein biochemistry techniques such as expression of proteins in E. Coli and analysis by SDS-PAGE or western blot.
Manipulation of mammalian cells by transfection or viral transduction.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly. The hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $24.88 - $29.68 (1.0 - 9.0).
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.