Associate Project Scientists in Neuroscience Research Institute (Kosik Lab)

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Position Description

Two full-time Associate Project Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Kosik to conduct collaborative research directed toward neurodegeneration and the tau field, including Alzheimer’s disease, using technologies including stem cells, advanced microscopy, CRISPR, organoids and single RNAseq. The research requires familiarity with databases, imaging technologies and some programming. The appointees will be expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to the research project, collaborate with other team members, and publish research.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application):

A doctoral degree in molecular and cell biology or related field is required. Five years of experience beyond the PhD with techniques involving stem cells, advanced microscopy, CRISPR, organoids and single RNAseq is required.

Preferred qualifications

A very solid research and publication record. Experience with preparing and publishing research data as documented on the candidates’ CV.

The department's long-term goal is for these 2 positions to work in the lab intermittently based on research need and funding availability. Initial appointment is for 6 months, full-time with benefits. Reappointments will be based on availability of additional funding with the potential for breaks in service until new funding is identified.

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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