Junior Specialist/ Assistant Specialist– Biology of Aging

University of California, Berkeley
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Junior Specialist/ Assistant Specialist– Biology of Aging – Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

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Last review date:Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: Monday, Sep 23, 2019 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.

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The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Junior Specialist or an Assistant Specialist in the Chen Lab, in the area of biology of aging, at 100% time with an expected start date of September 15, 2019.

One of the most fundamental questions in biology is how we age. The past decades have witnessed a significant revision of a traditional view that aging is simply a random and passive process that is solely driven by entropy. In fact, the aging process is regulated genetically and lifespan can be extended by single gene mutations. Our research aims to understand molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the aging process and explore therapeutic targets to slow aging and even reverse aging-associated degeneration. The most intriguing aspect of pharmaceutical intervention that targets the aging pathways is that, instead of targeting a specific disease, it has the potential of ameliorating a wide array of seemingly unrelated diseases associated with aging, such as cancer, tissue degeneration, metabolic syndrome, and immune dysfunction.

Responsibilities: This position involves laboratory work on a daily basis. The employee will perform studies in the laboratory to examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate aging and diseases of aging using mouse models and cell culture.

Specific duties of the position will include: • Maintenance of mouse colonies • Implementation of experiments to examine the effects of genetic manipulations on hallmarks of aging and diseases of aging • Data analyses and recording

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree.

Preferred Qualifications (By start date):

• Demonstrated experience with maintaining mouse colonies • Demonstrated experience with cell culture • Demonstrated experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including; cloning, PCR, electrophoresis, Western blot • Demonstrated experience with standard cell biology techniques, including flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining

Appointment: This position reports to Dr. Danica Chen. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Dr. Danica Chen, danicac@berkeley.edu

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For more information on the Specialist series, please see https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-330.pdf

Salary and Benefits: This position provides full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Specialist series salary scale.

How To Apply, https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02280 Contact information for three references is required. Only the references for finalists will be contacted. The recruitment will remain open until filled.

Berkeley seeks to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

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