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The Saxton Lab in the Immunology and Molecular Medicine Division in the Molecular and Cell Biology Dept at UC Berkeley is looking for a Staff Research Associate (SRA) to perform experiments to support the ongoing research in the lab studying mechanisms of immune cell signaling in tissue inflammation and repair. The SRA will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator together with guidance from postdoctoral and graduate student researchers in the lab. The position will use a diverse array of experimental approaches including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and cell culture techniques under guidance from more senior members. The position also includes general lab support, including implementing safety protocols, lab inventory, ordering and restocking and basic lab protocol development.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 17, 2023
Perform routine molecular biology assays, including PCR, plasmid DNA preparations, cloning and sequence analysis.
Perform genomic assays (nucleic acid extraction, library preparation for high-throughput sequencing, quantitative RT-PCR, CRISPR editing and analysis).
Assist others with molecular biology assays.
Perform tissue culture assays, including standard tissue culture cell line maintenance, cell transections, and preparation of lentivirus and/or baculovirus.
Follow universal safety precautions with biohazardous materials. Assist others with tissue culture techniques.
General Lab maintenance duties including:
Autoclaving waste, ordering and restocking supplies.
Assisting with maintaining lab supplies, equipment and reagents, managing chemical inventory and lab safety procedures including BSL2 protocols.
Assist with lab protocol development, lab organization and inventories and lab safety inspections.
Offer suggestions to the lab regarding optimization and modifications to procedures in collaboration with others.
Assist in training new lab members on lab procedures and protocols
Contribute to data analysis, interpretation and organization:
Together with the PI plan approach to experiments and data interpretation
Rigorous data analysis and notekeeping.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Contribute to preparation of written documents
Some experience in molecular biology assays including: PCR, cloning or nucleic acid extraction.
Some experience in basic lab maintenance duties and knowledge of lab safety procedures
Proficiency with MS Office
Highly detail oriented and self-motivated
Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, laboratory precision, reliability and clear communication
Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Must be willing to work with BSL2 virus preparations
Bachelor's degree such as in the biological sciences such as Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology or Genetics and/or equivalent experience/training.
>6 months (cumulative) experience working in a research lab
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 $24.88 - $29.03 (Steps 1.0 - 8.0). This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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