Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 8010
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 10, 2020
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) offers Undergraduate and Graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research that focuses on the integration of structure and function that influences the biology, ecology, and evolution of organisms. It investigates integration at all levels of organization from molecules to the biosphere, and in all branches of the tree of life: plants, animals, fungi, and microbes.
The Exercise Physiology Laboratory under the direction of Professor George A. Brooks conducts basic and applied research on substrate partitioning in men and women. Research involves evaluating aspects of the effects of aging, exercise, and exercise training on mitochondrial biogenesis, energetics and dynamics in striated muscle (cardiac, red, white, intermediate), and white adipose tissue (WAT) as those tissues affect metabolic flexibility.
- Laboratory management including equipment maintenance, ordering of supplies, and maintenance of stock laboratory materials.
- Human subject recruitment; evaluation of study participant health history and dietary questionnaires, exercise stress testing, and dietary assessment of potential participants as described above.
- Training of laboratory personnel involved in human experimentation in health safety procedures, maintain the Chemical Hygiene Plan, maintain up to date training in laboratory safety.
- Obtain CITI and EH&S human research training for her-/himself and others involved in human experimentation.
- Set up for and conduct exercise stress testing and tracer-modified OGTTs to the extent permitted by the CPHS, process blood samples for metabolite, hormone and GC/MS analyses, the latter to be conducted by SRA Horning.
- Conduct standard laboratory analyses of blood and tissue samples including spectrophotometric, colorimetric, enzymatic HPLC, ELISA, and RIA analyses of metabolites and hormones.
- Participate in data analysis and drafting of manuscripts for publication.
- Responsibility for compliance with EH&S, and CPHS requirements in the laboratory.
- Work with other Laboratory SRAs, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to make a cohesive, functioning and happy workplace
- Experience with human physiology or exercise stress testing and exercise physiology research.
- Demonstrate technical-scientific personnel management skills.
- Competent with exercise stress testing certified by the ACSM and Exercise Stress Test Technologist, certified as a phlebotomist or to place venous catheters and take blood samples, familiarity with Laboratory Operations and Safety and safe and appropriate handling of biological specimens.
- Demonstrated ability to assist physician investigators in muscle and adipose biopsy sampling.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field with several years of relevant research experience and/or equivalent combination of education and/or training.
- Experience tissue sampling, tissue fragmentation, cell mitochondrial isolation and respiration, identification of regulatory proteins and genes by RT-qPCR, Western and Northern blotting, ELISA, and microscopy, and doing or working with others using mass spectrometry RNAseq.
- CITJ Certification for human subject experimentation, UC or related training: Lab Safety Fundamentals, Biosafety, Hazardous Waste Program, Spill Response, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $51,467.44 - $60,318.53, Steps 1.0 - 9.0.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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