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Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology: Research Specialist, Junior to Associate (Open Until Filled; Review Date 8/23/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California - Santa Cruz
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Full Time
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Santa Cruz, CA
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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Bachelors Degree
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Job #JPF00385

* Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology


Open date: August 22nd, 2016
Last review date: September 22nd, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: December 31st, 2017
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.


The METX Department at the University of California (UCSC) invites applications for a Specialist in the Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology under the direction of Professor Victoria Auerbuch Stone. The candidate will participate in research on identifying and characterizing small molecule inhibitors of the bacterial type III secretion system or on Yersinia pathogenesis. Duties include assisting lab members with research projects and lab maintenance. The candidate will present data at group meetings, participate in journal clubs, and assist in writing research articles.

RANK: Junior Specialist-Associate Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience (See rank qualifications)

Appointment, reappointment, and promotion in this series may be made to the appropriate rank based on such criteria as level of expertise and independence required for the position, professional competence, the complexity of the research responsibilities, the potential for intellectual/scientific contributions to the field, the scope of professional activities, and University and public service.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors in biology or related discipline

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specific laboratory experience with prokaryotic molecular genetic techniques, PCR, ligation, and DNA preparation. Experience with tissue culture. Good organizational, time management, and problem solving skills; the abilities to perform tasks in a clean and organized manner, to work independently and as part of a team, work accurately, and meet deadlines.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after closing date.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment is for 1 year. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a curriculum vita and letter of application that addresses how you meet the qualifications. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00385-17T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete including 3 reference names with contact information. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.
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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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