Next review date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Feb 17, 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.
Position description A Junior or Assistant Specialist for two (2) positions is available in the Dr. Filipa Rijo-Ferreira laboratory in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Berkeley Public Health. The Rijo-Ferreira Lab is a multidisciplinary research team at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Public Health.
The team seeks to uncover the circadian rhythms in parasitic diseases, in particular malaria and sleeping sickness, exploring the relationships between host, mosquito, and parasite across the day. We employ technical approaches spanning from next-generation sequencing to cellular and behavioral assays to investigate the interactions of these parasites with their hosts.
Under the supervision of Filipa Rijo-Ferreira, the candidate will contribute to research projects involving molecular biology in infectious agents, next-generation sequencing experiments, circadian biology motif search, and bioinformatics, cell culture techniques.
Position duties include:
Lead research projects involving molecular biology in human and rodent-specific infectious agents, using cell culture techniques.
Responsible for maintaining research records and mentoring students in the lab.
Prepare samples for next-generation sequencing experiments.
Perform circadian biology motif search and bioinformatics analyses.
Read the literature and integrate the information with the current project it is leading.
Presenting data regularly and attend group meetings.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) program
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree)
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or a related field
Experience in molecular biology of pathogens
Previous research experience in circadian biology
Demonstrated scientific writing and analytical skills
Self-motivated, and able to work in a diverse team environment
Experience with tissue culture for BSL 1 and BSL 2 infectious agents and in molecular biology
Experience working with human pathogens or immunology
Strong organizational skills and problem-solving
Application Requirements Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - 1-2 pages
Publication - 1 of 3 - Most recent publications or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters, or other appropriate products).
Publications - 2 of 3 - Most recent publications or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters, or other appropriate products).
Publications - 3 of 3 - Most recent publications or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters, or other appropriate products).
3 required (contact information only)
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