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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, andmollusks 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 Molecular Medicine.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 21, 2023
Responsible for the isolation and generation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts for the lab.
This includes weekly thawing, passaging, counting, and plating of cells. In addition, this involved newly isolating MEFs and replenishing frozen MEFs stocks.
To do this the SRA will learn how to set up breeding, weaning, and euthanizing mice.
Standard molecular biology and tissue culture techniques.
Assists lab members with the maintenance and characterization of human stem cell cultures and genotyping of stem cells which entails the isolation of DNA from human stem cells, amplifying DNA by PCR, and preparing samples for sequence analysis.
This genotyping will require daily record keeping in a laboratory notebook to record the samples analyzed and attendance at weekly lab meetings to understand the basic objectives of the research project.
Assists with research projects including optimizing and testing tissue culture and molecular biology protocols such as differentiation or staining protocols.
This will be done with the guidance of the PI and other lab members.
Plans and designs the experiments, discusses the outline of the experiment/ protocol with the PI, conducts the experiments, analyzes results, and interprets data under the supervision of the PI.
Troubleshoots experiments which include PCR and genotyping.
Lab support duties including autoclaving waste and ordering and restocking supplies.
Assisting with protocol renewals and safety inspections.
Experience with sterile tissue culture techniques, PCR, basic lab maintenance duties, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Bachelor's degree in the life sciences, preferably Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, or Biochemistry and/or equivalent experience/training.
1-year (cumulative) experience working in a biology research lab.
Experience with sterile tissue culture and molecular biology techniques.
Mouse handling and experience with molecular biology techniques, knowledge of lab safety procedures, capability to design and conduct experiments and analyze data.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $56,512.87 (step 1.0) - $90,910.14 (step 25.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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