Position overview Position title: Turner-Evans Lab: Research Specialist (Junior Specialist rank) Salary range: Starting at $46,800 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for six months. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.
Open date: November 18th, 2021
Last review date:Monday, Dec 20, 2021 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, Nov 18, 2022 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.
The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Daniel Turner-Evans, the research specialist will participate in research in systems neuroscience with a central role in the labs goal of understanding neural circuits for navigation. Duties include assisting with the general set up of the laboratory (including purchasing of laboratory supplies), building experimental apparatuses, maintaining Drosophila stocks, and performing molecular and/or behavioral experiments. The position will require the research specialist to demonstrate good time management, organizational and problem-solving skills; perform tasks in a clean and organized manner; work accurately; and meet deadlines.
Applicants with expertise in Drosopholids, molecular biology, engineering, and/or programming are strongly encouraged to apply.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) B.S. or B.A. degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in neuroscience, biology, physics, chemistry, optics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a related field.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references along with their contact information. The search committee will contact the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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