Kim Lab: Research Specialist

University of California, Santa Cruz
July 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$51,300
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position overview

Position title: Kim Lab: Research Specialist (Junior Specialist, Assistant Specialist, Associate Specialist, Specialist)

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (see section D. Qualifications of the CAPM 602.230 Specialist Series). The posted UCSC Salary Scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the scale titled, Represented Specialist Series Fiscal Year. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-86,900.

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.

Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: July 31, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (https: // at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Euiseok Kim, the research specialist will conduct research on a fully funded project developing next-generation viral genetic neural circuit tracers. Duties will include cell culture assays, BSL-2 engineered virus production, molecular biology (cloning and PCR), fluorescent microscopy. The research specialist will also contribute to research projects by collecting and analyzing the resulting data, maintain basic lab reagents for molecular biology and histology, contribute to manuscripts, disseminate information through presentations, and assist with grant proposals.

This position will require the candidate to prioritize accuracy, successfully collaborate with other lab members, and employ excellent problem-solving, interpersonal communication, and critical thinking skills. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented backgrounds in accordance with our lab's commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific research.

Applicants with experience in molecular biology (cloning and PCR) and fluorescent microscopy are strongly encouraged to apply.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

Kim Lab : https:// www.

MCD Biology : https: //


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • B.S./B.A. degree or higher (or an equivalent foreign degree) in neuroscience, molecular, cell, and developmental biology, biochemistry, virology, or a related discipline.
  • Research experience in molecular and cell biology/neuroscience, virology, or related biomedical fields.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in cell culture and/or virus production.
  • Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. If you have publications, please include them on your C.V. along with the source(s)' DOIs or URLs.

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application (two page maximum) that describes your research experience, qualifications, and interest as it relates to the position.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application. (Optional)

  • Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

    All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at https://

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    Help contact: [email protected]

    Campus Information

    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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https: // www. The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https: //

    UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at [email protected] (831) 459-4602.

    UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https: // www. to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

    The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https: //

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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    Santa Cruz, California

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