The Streets laboratory within the Bioengineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Jr Specialist to assist in the construction and startup of the lab and to take part in the development of novel microfluidic technology for single cell analysis.
This is a twelve month, 100% time appointment. Anticipated start date: October 1, 2016
The successful candidate will be involved in microfluidic device design and fabrication, electronic circuit design and hardware development for microfluidic-computer interfacing, and conducting biological experiments using the microfluidic devices. Frequent meetings with supervisor will facilitate training of laboratory techniques and serve to discuss research directions. The Jr. Specialist will also be expected to assist in ordering of equipment and supplies and to take part in the setup of laboratory apparatus including assembly of electrical components as well as constructing and maintaining the optical equipment in the laboratory. The Jr. Specialist will also assist in preparation of media and reagents for standard cell culture and molecular biology protocols.
Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Physics, Math, or Engineering is required.
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Research experience in a biophysics laboratory or comparable experience in a similar field. Must be able to program in languages such as Matlab, R, and Python, and comfortable with basic electronics and optics. They must also have experience with computational analysis of microscopy data.
Ability to conduct independent research
Ability to work effectively as part of a highly interdisciplinary team
Outstanding writing and communication skills
Ability to approach research challenges in a methodical and thorough fashion
Experience applying rigorous mathematical analysis to interpret quantitative data and model biological processes.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales.
To apply go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01115
Job will remain open until filled.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California State law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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Please direct questions to Aaron Streets, [email protected]