Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C), Molecular & Cell Biology Research - 36025
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The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research performed by faculty organized in five divisions:
- Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Cell and Developmental Biology Genetics, Genomics and Development Immunology and Pathogenesis Neurobiology
The teaching and research activities of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) concern the molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This agenda covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, including biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, tumor biology, microbiology, immunology, pathogenesis and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks to fish, amphibia, and mammals. The faculty of the department is organized into five divisions: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Development; Neurobiology; and Immunology and Pathogenesis.
The Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Integrative Biology (IB) together are among the largest academic departments at UC Berkeley. By several measures (including number of faculty and students, budget, and assigned square feet), these departments are larger than many UCB colleges and schools. The two departments represent over 186 faculty FTE (including Adjuncts, Professors of the Graduate School, active emeriti and 15 HHMI professors); 150 postdocs and other research positions; 375 graduate students; 80 department staff members; and 8 recharge centers. Financial resources include approximately $51M in annual extramural funding (which accounts for over half of the total sponsored research awards in the College of Letters & Science) and over $46M other fund sources. The department has 1,800 declared undergraduate majors (the largest majors on the Berkeley campus) and a total annual enrollment in classes of ~20,000. Department personnel are currently housed in seven buildings located in three widely separated parts of the campus.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 1, 2022.
- Mammalian cell culture. Specifically, culture of immortalized progenitor lines of neutrophils and macrophages and generation of new cell lines in which specific genes have been targeted using CRISPR. Learn and carry out basic molecular/cell biology techniques such as DNA cloning, qPCR, transfection, lentivirus production to overexpress and silence gene expression in mammalian cell culture. Biochemical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, affinity purification, western blotting. Assist other researchers in making technical determinations and observations based on the research. Presentation of results at group meetings or in meetings with supervisor(s). Coordinating vendors in procurement and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Ordering/stocking laboratory supplies, preparation of lab stocks, laboratory maintenance. Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience with basic pipetting technique, molecular cloning and culture of mammalian cells. Ability to independently make solutions based on molarity and % composition.
- BA/BS in biology or closely related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior technician experience or undertaking independent research project as an undergraduate.
- Experience with molecular biology, especially working with nucleic acids. Experience with protein biochemistry techniques such as expression of proteins in E. Coli and analysis by SDS-PAGE or western blot. Manipulation of mammalian cells by transfection or viral transduction.
Salary & Benefits
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