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Junior Specialist, Dept. Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 1st, 2016
Last review date: August 25th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 30th, 2018
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 Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist in general support of molecular and cell biology projects related to genome instability induced by replication stress using the mouse as a model system. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in DNA replication, repair, and genome instability in the mouse immune system. Successful candidates will participate in laboratory research. General responsibilities include: support of molecular and cell biology projects. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

• Bachelor degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology or a related field with a minimum of one year experience in undergraduate laboratory research.
• Requires demonstrated experience and expertise in PCR, PCR-based mutagenesis, transformation, minipreps, maxipreps, agarose gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis and SDS gels/immunoblotting.

• Preference given to applicants with additional demonstrated experience and expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques including transfections, immunocytochemistry, immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry and retroviral infections.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, up to two years. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their specific qualifications for this position, and a curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for at least two references. Generic cover letters that do not address the specific qualifications for this position are not acceptable. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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