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Plant Genomics Research Associate 3 (9611C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 44709
University of California, Berkeley


Date Posted Oct. 26, 2022
Title Plant Genomics Research Associate 3 (9611C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 44709
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - General
    Botany/Plant Sciences
 
 


Plant Genomics Research Associate 3 (9611C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 44709

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a non-profit, academic research organization formed through the partnership of UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, and located on the UC Berkeley campus. A key focus of the IGI is accelerating translation of CRISPR-based approaches to address real-world problems in human health, agriculture, and climate.

The IGI is committing to hiring researchers who want to work in a high-performing culture. The IGI is interested in candidates who will contribute to our commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion in academia. The IGI is also interested in applicants who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family/personal reasons, or excelled in careers outside academia. Most of our job postings list "required" and "preferred" qualifications. We encourage individuals to apply who do not meet every preferred qualification, but who could grow and thrive in the role.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 8, 2022

Responsibilities

  • Research to establish/develop a transformation protocol, and generate transgenic/genome-edited plants.
  • Technical training of IGI PGTF researchers, facility users, and project stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Maintenance of laboratory inventory & ordering of research supplies.
  • Care and genotyping of transgenic/genome-edited plants.
  • Preparing media plates for both bacterial and tissue culture.


Required Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills (keeping track of the schedule, paperwork, sample storage, and inventory).
  • General computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) for keeping track of results and sharing progress.
  • Extensive experience with plant tissue culture and transformation techniques.
  • Experience training and managing laboratory personnel.


Education/Training:

  • Bachelor's degree (Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology) and/or equivalent training/experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques: PCR; electrophoresis; western blot; microscopy.
  • Experience with alternative transformation techniques, e.g. biolistics and electroporation


Education/Training:

  • 3+ years experience in academic and/or industry plant genomics or transformation lab.


Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.

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 that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $80,000 - $100,211.36



How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct



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