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Junior/Assistant Specialist

Company: University of California-Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Position overview

Position title:
Junior or Assistant Specialist

Salary range:
The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$62,500.

Percent time:

Anticipated start:
Early 2024

Position duration:
One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: August 30, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Sep 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 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.

Position description

The Staller lab in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Junior or Assistant Specialist to conduct research in transcriptional regulation and systems biology.

The Staller lab resides in the division of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development (GGED) in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Max Staller is a member of Center for Computational Biology (CCB) and a Chan Zuckerberg BioHub - San Francisco Investigator. The lab takes a genomics approach to biochemistry to study transcription factor function. Our work combines experiments, theory, computational modeling, simulations, machine learning, and evolutionary comparison. We work on yeast, human, and plant transcription factors.

This position reports to Max Staller, Assistant Professor in Residence.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

This position will involve designing and executing experiments, data management, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presenting research, contributing to grant proposals, and mentoring students.

The ideal candidate can develop and troubleshoot new methodologies and is enthusiastic about pursuing exciting and fundamental biological questions. Opportunities for experimental training, computational training, and career development will be available. The work will have a focus on molecular biology techniques including DNA isolation, PCR, Illumina sequencing library preparation, human tissue culture, yeast cell culture, and computational analysis of the resulting data. Emphasis is placed on the design of rational mutagenesis libraries to test mechanistic hypotheses about transcriptional activation. The position can involve a mixture of experimental and computation work or be focused purely on computational work.

This position provides full benefits.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program (or equivalent international degree)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred qualifications
* Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Data Science, Physics, or related field

* Interest in transcriptional regulation and/or evolution

* Experience in laboratory research (e.g. molecular biology, microbiology, or mammalian cell culture)

* Organized and attentive to detail

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Interest in learning new techniques

* Experience with python coding

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please describe your experiences in any of these areas in the cover letter: advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.


    Reference requirements
    • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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      Campus Information
      UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

      The University of California, Berkeley 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:

      In searches when letters of reference are required 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 prior to submitting their letter.

      As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

      Job location
      Berkeley, CA

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