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Nunnari 2020 Junior Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 30th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 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.


The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Junior Specialist in molecular, cell and developmental biology.

Research and lab maintenance (80%):
The position will include interdisciplinary studies focusing on conducting high throughput microscopy based screens and data analysis using the yeast model system to probe determinants responsible for inner membrane organization. The candidate will design strain construction and high content image analysis pipeline, including utilization of machine learning algorithms. The position requires strong background in yeast genetics, microscopy and image analysis.
Service (10%):
The candidate will provide mentorship for undergraduate students in the lab and provide basic training and maintaining lab stocks and databases.
Professional Competence (10%):
The candidate will summarize data and help prepare figures for publication.

Bachelor degree in biochemistry, cell biology or a related field with a minimum of two years experience in related laboratory research. Experience handling and engineering yeast cells and in imaging is essential. Must have experience performing live yeast cell fluorescent microscopy and subsequent quantitative analysis in addition to basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques and bioinformatics skills. Must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data to archive, label and data for publication, proposals and presentations. Must be familiar with ordering laboratory supplies. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, responsible individual with strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills

SALARY RANGE: Step I - $44,500 [100% annual] or Step II - $47,400 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration applications should be received by August 13th, 2020

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Maximum one year appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 75%.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of two references (including one from a previous research supervisor), and research statement describing their laboratory techniques and experience. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For more information about the department, please visit the website:

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Jodi Nunnari,
• The University of California, Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
• Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available
• UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus ( If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)