Junior or Assistant Specialist - Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology - School of Public Health
Position: Junior or Assistant Specialist - Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology - School of Public Health Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA Salary: $44,500.00 - $57,800.00, commensurate with experience Targeted Start date: June 2021 or sooner
The Wolf Lab in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology and the Center for Computational Biology in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Junior/Assistant Specialist, in the area of gut microbiome research.
This position will support the newly established Wolf Lab by performing microbial culturing techniques and gnotobiotic animal husbandry. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic biologist with the ability to learn new techniques and troubleshoot experimental systems. The microbiota of the mammalian gut is a complex community of individual microbial strains shaped by diet, microbial competition, and the host. The Wolf lab studies the assembly and function of the gut microbiota in vitro (anaerobic culture) and in vivo (gnotobiotic mice). The Specialist position will support the lab's research in both model systems and interact with Ph.D. students and other trainees.
Duties of Position include:
Bacterial culturing and careful management of laboratory stocks.
Molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation, PCR, and sequence library preparation.
Daily care of research animals in the germ-free/gnotobiotic facility as well as experimental protocols. This may include maintenance of flexible film isolators and supply cylinders, colony management, cage cleaning and sanitation, animal observation, and collection of experimental samples.
Purchasing equipment and reagents.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree)
A Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field
Interest in microbiome research
Experience in Laboratory research
Experience with caring for laboratory animals
Must be organized and attentive to detail
Strong written and oral communication skills
Willingness to learn new techniques
This position reports to Professor Ashley Wolf. . The anticipated start date is between February and June 2021.
The position will remain open until filled. The initial appointment is a full-time position at 100% time for one year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit.
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