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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 16, 2020
The Cox Lab (housed in the UC Berkeley MCB Department) aims to understand the key mechanisms that dictate the M. tuberculosis-human relationship with the goal of breaking these ties, targeting either host or pathogen factors to eliminate M. tuberculosis infection and use that knowledge to contribute to solving a steadily increasing threat in global health.
Direct participation in ongoing research projects utilizing molecular biology and/or computational skills.
Learn and carry out basic molecular/cell biology techniques such as DNA cloning, qPCR, transfection, lentivirus production to overexpress and silence gene expression in mammalian cell culture.
Biochemical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, affinity purification, western blotting.
Assist other researchers in making technical determinations and observations based on the research.
Presentation of results at group meetings or in meetings with supervisor(s)
Coordinating vendors in procurement and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Ordering/stocking laboratory supplies, preparation of lab stocks, laboratory maintenance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
BA/BS in biology or closely related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience/training.
Strong computational and quantitative skills
Prior technician experience or undertaking independent research project as an undergraduate
Experience with basic pipetting technique, molecular cloning and culture of mammalian cells.
Ability to independently make solutions based on molarity and % composition.
Strong programming skills, experience with R, Python, MATLAB
Database management experience
Experience with microbiology, molecular biology, especially working with nucleic acids.
Experience with protein biochemistry techniques such as expression of proteins in E. coli and analysis by SDS-PAGE or western blot.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $23.34 - $26.58, Steps 1.0 - 7.0.
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