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IGI Staff Research Associate III (9612C) 27478
University of California, Berkeley


Date Posted Aug. 23, 2019
Title IGI Staff Research Associate III (9612C) 27478
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Genetics
    Biology - Molecular
    Biomedical Sciences
 
 


IGI Staff Research Associate III (9612C) 27478


About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019.

Departmental Overview
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is seeking to recruit a Staff Research Associate to work on a project, a collaboration with Jonathan Weissman and Fyodor Urnov, to develop and advance next-generation CRISPR-based approaches to control the hematopoietic and GI systems in the clinic. Successful candidates will lead efforts to apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches ex vivo and in vivo to identify molecular circuits of relevance to particular areas of severe unmet medical need; collaborate on developing clinic-ready approaches to engage those circuits; and collaborate on preclinical efficacy and safety studies to enable first-in-human clinical trials.
In addition to our scientific efforts, the IGI is committed to advancing public understanding of genome engineering and providing resources for the broader community.

Responsibilities
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is seeking to recruit a Staff Research Associate to work on a project in collaboration with Doctors Jonathan Weissman, Jennifer Doudna, and Fyodor Urnov - to develop and advance next-generation CRISPR-based approaches to control the hematopoietic system in the clinic. Successful candidates will lead efforts to apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches ex vivo and in vivo to identify molecular circuits of relevance to particular areas of severe unmet medical need; collaborate on developing clinic-ready approaches to engage those circuits; and collaborate on preclinical efficacy and safety studies to enable first-in-human clinical trials.

  • Research to compare potency, durability, and specificity of target gene regulation effect driven by Cas9- vs TAL effector-based regulators vs zinc finger protein-based regulators.
  • Collaborate with other institutions, compile data, prepare and draft research reports.
  • Maintenance of laboratory inventory & ordering of research supplies.
  • Technical training of IGI researchers, project stakeholders, and collaborators.


Required Qualifications
  • Experience with general laboratory techniques.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with training and managing laboratory personnel.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques: genomic DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis, microscopy, etc.
  • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field).
  • Prefer 3-5 years' experience in academic and/or industry lab or related experience.


Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/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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