Position title: Specialist in Bacterial Pathogenesis Research (Junior Specialist; Assistant 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 $51,300-62,5000.
Percent 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: August 3, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Sep 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 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
Professor Dr. Karen Ottemann in the Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Specialist in bacterial pathogenesis research. Under the direction of Dr. Ottemann, the specialist will conduct experiments to explore how the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori establishes and maintains infection. Experiments will include bacterial culture, molecular biology, microscopy, protein purification, mammalian cell culture, mouse husbandry/genotyping, and models of infection.
The candidate will also make contributions to lab management by ordering supplies and equipment, generating reagents, and ensuring lab compliance with safety and animal welfare regulations. The specialist will be expected to be part of an inclusive and supportive team of students, staff, and faculty, and stay up to date on important scientific developments in the field of microbiology research.
Applicants with research expertise in any (or several) of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: bacterial molecular biology, cloning, mouse husbandry, bacterial culture, cell culture, and sterile technique.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Ottemann Lab : https: // ottemannlab.ucsc.eduQualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include contact information for three (3) professional references along with their contact information. The hiring unit will conduct reference checks for those applicants who are under serious consideration.
Cover Letter - A letter of application (one page maximum) that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
Apply link: https: // recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01582
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