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Antibody Junior Specialist - Trimmer Lab

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This position requires creative contributions to an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of molecular neurobiology. The candidate will help to determine research goals for defined projects in regular consultation with the Principal Investigator. She/he will design and spearhead specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques and to document and organize the results in preparation of scientific publications or grant proposals. The candidate will propagate existing hybridoma cell lines to produce monoclonal antibodies, to process and affinity purify antibodies from existing polyclonal antiserum, and to characterize the antibodies produced and to perform other duties related to monoclonal and polyclonal antibody validation. This position also entails the subsequent extensive use of these antibodies in novel immunohistochemical and biochemical analyses of the target proteins in the nervous system. This position includes playing an extensive role in experimental design, in executing experiments with attention to detail, in interpreting results, and planning follow-up experiments, as well as trouble-shooting any experimental problems. Experience in cell biology, biochemistry and cell culture required, as well as an affinity for a variety of microscopy-based imaging techniques. Excellence in standard laboratory techniques (protein purification and electrophoresis, immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry) and a strong work ethic are expected. This position also involves interaction with lab members to assess and address antibody needs across the group, and presentation/participation in group meetings.

This position requires careful attention to detail, including accurate and comprehensive documentation of results in databases that are critical for subsequent experiments. This position also requires significant involvement in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. The ideal candidate will have strong logistical skills, be able to prioritize projects, make efficient use of time and have the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced research lab. Candidate will be expected to join the Society for Neuroscience, attend conferences, participate and contribute to departmental and college seminars, journal clubs, and other activities, as applicable.

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - Generic cover letters that do not address the specific qualifications for this position are not acceptable.

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

Reference requirements
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