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Assistant Specialist - Darzacq Lab - Molecular and Cell Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2019
Next review date: February 19th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 8th, 2019
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.


Assistant Specialist – Darzacq Lab – Molecular and Cell Biology-UC Berkeley

The Darzacq Lab probes the mechanisms of transcription regulation used both in vitro and in vivo systems in a multi-pronged approach to the problem of gene regulation.

The position will be responsible for:
• Maintaining human primary and immortalized cell lines in culture
• Optimize the preparation of the biological sample (confluence, seeding of the cells)
• Optimize and perform Single Particle tracking experiments on a new cellular system (main tasks)
• Analyze the data generated

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (At the time of application):

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree

Additional Required Qualifications (By start date):

• At least one year of work experience in mammalian cell tissues culture

Preferred qualifications (By start date):
• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Biophysics
• Experience in microscopy and computer programming
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment

This position reports to Dr. Claire Darzacq. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The approximate start date of this position will be as early as March 2019.

Salary: $49,700 – $51,800 annually, at 100% time, depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

To Apply: Please submit applications to through link:

Interested individuals should submit the following application documents as PDFs: an updated curriculum vitae (required), a cover letter (required) and names with contact information for at least 1-3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position (at least one required) . (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).

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.

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Kenson Cheng, HR Partner,

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 required (contact information only)

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