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Junior Specialist, Step I-II ' Genetics, Genomics and Developmental Biology' Molecular and

In development a single cell goes through a series of repeated divisions and these cells read the program encoded in their DNA in order to become familiar cell types such as those found in muscle, liver or our brains. The goal of our lab is to uncover the rules behind these decisions with the objective of predicting and manipulating developmental programs from just looking at DNA sequence. In order to reach this predictive understanding we combine physics, synthetic biology and new technologies to query and control developmental decisions in real time at the single cell level in the fruit fly embryo.
The position will focus on the early development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster in order to reach a predictive understanding of developmental decision making. S/He will develop an experimental platform to test our theoretical models by creating synthetic developmental decisions.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (At the time of application):
Bachelors degree, or equivalent degree, in Biology, Physics, Molecular and Cell Biology, or a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications (By start date):
The successful candidate will have at least two years part time OR one year full time doing molecular biology and quantitative microscopy in a laboratory. Experience with PCR, cloning, sequencing at the single cell level in the fruit fly embryo.

Preferred qualifications (By start date):
Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail.

This position reports to Dr. Hernan Garcia. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for 1 year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The approximate start date of this position will be February 2017.

Salary: $18.26/hour ' $19.48/hour at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae (required), and names with contact information for at least 3-5 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position (required) and a cover letter (required). (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Terri Leong, HR Partner,

This recruitment 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 ( prior to submitting their letters.

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:
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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