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Associate Specialist, Step I-IV – Genetics, Genomics and Development– Molecular and Cell Biology

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Associate Specialist, Step I-IV – Genetics, Genomics and Development– Molecular and Cell Biology

Lab Description:
The Garriga Lab at UC Berkeley is interested in understanding how nervous systems develop. We ask how asymmetric cell division, cell migration, and axonal pathfinding contribute to the final form and connectivity of the Caenorhabditis elegans nervous system.

Program development and research duties are to carry out confocal time lapse imaging of several GFP tagged molecules that are asymmetrically distributed in specific cells that divide during C. elegans development. These molecules will be imaged in several mutant and transgenic animal strains.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Master’s degree or equivalent in Developmental and Cell Biology or related field.

Additional Qualifications Required (by start date): The successful candidate will have experience with time-lapse confocal microscopy, C.elegans genetics and molecular biology.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date): PhD or equivalent degree in Molecular and Cell Biology or related field. Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail.

Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Gian Garriga. The initial appointment is for 100% (full-time) for 3 months, not to exceed 6 months. The approximate start date of this position will be November 2017.

Salary: $54,744– $65,904 annually depending on qualifications. This position provides CORE benefits.

To apply:

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

Department Contact: 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.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 references required (contact information only)