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Assistant/Associate Project Scientist - Conboy Lab - QB3 Institute
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 13, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Project Scientist - Conboy Lab - QB3 Institute
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 04/11/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - General

Assistant/Associate Project Scientist - Conboy Lab - QB3 Institute

Position overview Position title: Stem Cell Aging Biologist
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $68,400 to $102,900. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: Summer 2023

Position duration: Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: March 11, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

This position is in the Conboy lab, within the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at the University of California Berkeley. The Conboy lab studies aging, specifically the molecular signals that circulate in blood and affect tissue stem and progenitor cells throughout the various organs.

This position would be molecular biologist at the core, but spans from the organism and tissue samples through molecular analysis to -omics bioinformatical study and interpretation. Fortunately, the successful candidate will be part of a team with individual expertises.


  • To conduct biomedical and bioengineering research, supervise a small team of undergraduate researchers and technicians, and to aid in skill development of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • To develop collaborations within the Conboy lab and to support our collaborations with other groups at UC and beyond, including our clinical collaborations.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Doctorate degree or equivalent international degree.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • A minimum of 5 years of research experience.

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD and/or MD in biomedical science: molecular, cell biology, biochemistry, or equivalent PhD thesis or postdoc experience.
  • Published skills in stem cell biology, -omics or aging.
  • Published expertise in human embryonic stem cells, small animal surgery, ChipSeq, RNASeq.
  • Familiarity with molecular aging studies and/or aging disease models is a plus.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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