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Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 35501
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 9, 2022
Title Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 35501
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Biochemistry

Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 35501

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.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

Departmental Overview

The He Lab studies the functional importance of the non-coding genome in development and disease.

It is increasingly clear that the vast non-coding genome encodes important genetic information that regulates development and disease. The overall focus of the He lab is to understand the biological functions and the molecular regulation of various non-coding transcripts, including microRNAs (miRNAs), long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and retrotransposons. Using mouse and frog genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology, we aim to dissect the functional interplay between protein-coding genes and non-coding genes in development and disease. In particular, we will dissect the molecular mechanisms that define the totipotent stem cell cell fate in preimplantation embryos, and will elucidate the cellular and molecular events that promote cancer metastasis.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 20, 2022


Developing and Designing experiments characterizing ncRNA function in development and disease.

Conducting experiments, including but not limited to:
  • Derivation of mouse ESCs/generation of mouse iPSCs in the miRNA-deficient background
  • Characterize the pluripotentcy of ESCs/iPSCs in vitro by real-time PCR and immunostaining
  • Determine the differentiation potential of ESCs/iPSCs in vitro and in vivo by embryoid body (EB) differentiation and teratoma analyses
  • Manipulation of the expression of miRNAs and/or their targets by overexpression or shRNAs
  • Analyze expression profiles and epigenetic states of ESCs/iPSCs by high-throughput sequencing (RNA-seq and ChIP-seq).
  • Mouse organization, including mating and manipulating pre-implantation embryos.

Lab Management and Supervision:
  • Responsible for purchasing lab equipment, supplies, safety, and coordinating travel arrangements and reimbursements.
  • Responsible for planning and supervising the work of the undergraduate and graduate lab assistants.
  • Will collaboratively design and contribute to research projects with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and the PI.

  • Responsible for training staff and students on lab equipment and new techniques.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience in basic molecular biology, mouse genetics or cell biology.
  • Experience designing and analyzing experiments
  • Experience with cell culture, including primary cells and stem cells
  • Experience with mouse management, mouse genetics
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and writing skills.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Molecular and Cell Biology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with high-throughput sequencing, including RNA-seq or ChIP-seq.
  • Experiences with simple bioinformatics analyses.

Salary & Benefits

This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).

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

How to Apply

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

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:

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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