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Junior or Assistant Specialist- Molecular and Cell Biology- Nayak Lab
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 16, 2020
Title Junior or Assistant Specialist- Molecular and Cell Biology- Nayak Lab
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/14/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Molecular

Junior or Assistant Specialist- Molecular and Cell Biology- Nayak Lab

The Nayak Lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Berkeley is looking for a Full Time Junior or Assistant Specialist to conduct research on developing genome editing tools for genome-wide functional screens of archaea.

The position involves research pertaining to the development and application of functional genetics and genomics techniques such barcoded transposon mutagenesis and CRISPR-Cas9 editing screens. The researcher will use anaerobic cultivation techniques to grow archaea, build mutagenic plasmids using state of the art cloning technologies and perform lipofections to generate and validate mutant libraries. The researcher will also assist with preparation of Illlumina sequencing libraries. This position also involves lab maintenance duties including preparing common reagents and growth media, ordering supplies, and routine maintenance of glove boxes/anaerobic chambers. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Junior or Assistant rank commensurate with experience and accomplishments .

Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:
Bachelor degree or international equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree or International Equivalent degree in microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics.
Applicants with a background or interest in anaerobic microbiology, microbial physiology and molecular genetics are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to the following link:

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is Fall, 2020. The appointment is for a duration of 1 year at 100% time, with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Please address inquiries to Lanna Prindiville,

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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