Berkeley Lab’s Biological Systems & Engineering Division (BSE) is looking for a Biologist Research Scientist to join the BioEngineering and BioMedical Sciences Department at the West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) in Berkeley, CA!
In this exciting role, you will focus on performing basic research investigations into molecular mechanisms of disease risk and susceptibility from environmental challenges, including exposure to ionizing radiation and genotoxic agents. You will participate in a multi-disciplinary project involving identification of biomarkers of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation.
Expertise using 3D cell culture and mouse model systems will be critical to identify phenotypic outcomes associated with environmental exposures by using a strategy that integrates systems genetics and discovery approaches with mechanistic information to ultimately address key questions concerning the effects of environmentally relevant exposures on human health.
What You Will Do:
Provide strategic leadership in the development of a systems level understanding of disease risk using 3D in vitro and in vivo model systems together with OMICS analysis.
Develop and characterize new in vitro and animal models for disease risk including for example breast cancer.
Scientifically lead work on complex problems and integrate concepts from broadly related areas of research.
Communicate research accomplishments to the principal investigator and BSE leadership.
Participate in group meetings and seminars.
Assist with writing research proposals and records of inventions.
Supervise the research of early career group members.
What is Required:
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in in vitro 3D cell culture, multi-OMICS, and mouse models beyond the highest customary degree in Biological Sciences or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in the programmatic management of large scale research and production programs and operations.
Extensive experience preparing and handling scientific manuscripts, reports, and research papers.
Strong analytical skills including the ability to problem solve, make recommendations, and resolve issues.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including demonstrated success in publication of high impact work in internationally recognized and peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including experience establishing effective collaborations and interacting with members of the scientific community.
What We Prefer:
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Biochemistry, Computational Biology, or a related field.
Experience serving as a Work Lead to early career group members.
Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
For full consideration, please apply by December 18, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), career appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be performed onsite at West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) — Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.
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