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Assistant Specialist - Nord Neurogenomics Lab

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The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Specialist position in the Nord Neurogenomics Lab. The Assistant Specialist will act as lab manager and experienced technician in the Nord Lab at the Center for Neuroscience. The appointee will be expected to have substantial prior experience in the areas of molecular genetics/genomics and neuroscience as well as in lab management. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply with previous experience in DNA cloning and preparation of plasmids/viral constructs, DNA delivery to cell lines and animal models, epigenetic and genomic assays, mouse husbandry, and management of a molecular biology lab (protocol development, safety and training, budget, SOPs, website and outreach management). Candidates should have previous experience and coursework training in genetics and epigenetics and neuroscience, as well as a history of contribution to science (e.g. peer-reviewed publications and presentations at major conferences), excellent oral, written and organizational skill and strong time management skills.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. listing publications and conference presentations

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research - Description of past research experience (up to 1 page)

  • 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
  • 3 letters of reference required