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  • Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C) 34437

    University of California, Berkeley



    Staff Research Associate 1 (9613C) 34437

    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 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 Robey lab is interested in how signaling pathways control cell fate decisions. By using T cell development and immune responses in the mouse as model systems, we can take advantage of the powerful genetic approaches available in the mouse, while learning about a mammalian immune system that is very close to our own. Our lab also makes extensive use of 2-photon imaging approaches to observe and analyze T cell behavior in real-time in situ.

    The Lab is seeking a Staff Research Associate 1 to support and facilitate the experiments of Robey Lab researchers.

    Application Review Date

    The First Review Date for this job is: April 29, 2022

    Responsibilities



    • In collaboration with PI, perform in vitro experiments to examine T cell function and development . Involves using a variety of techniques including tissue culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry, etc.

    • In collaboration with PI perform experiments to examine immune responses to Toxoplasma gondii using both in vivo and in vitro assays.

    • Maintains breeding colonies of genetically engineered strains of mice. Supports maintenance of other lab members breeding colonies. Involves keeping breeding records, typing mice using PCR and flow cytometry.

    • General lab maintenance



    Required Qualifications



    • BA in biology or related discipline and/or equivalent experience/training

    • Familiarity with Molecular and Cellular Biology techniques

    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills



    Preferred Qualifications



    • At least one year of research experience

    • Knowledge of cell culture

    • Knowledge of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), midi/mini preparation

    • Experience maintaining mouse colonies



    Salary & Benefits

    This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).

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

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

    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: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/rx/index.html

    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:

    https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/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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    To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=34437&PostingSeq=1





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