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Assistant/Associate Project Scientist Cell/Molecular Biologist

Position overview

Percent time: 100%
Position duration: The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with a possibility to extend

Application Window

Open date: September 16, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full time Assistant/Associate Project Scientist with an anticipated start date of mid-late October 2022.

The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will provide independent contributions to the planning and execution of cryogenic CLEM research. Duties include heading all cell culture preparation for cryogenic TEM projects. This position requires that you work with collaborators and lab members, guide and train them on all aspects of cell culture preparation for cryogenic TEM samples.

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)

To have a PhD in Biology, biochemistry, or a related field by the time of the application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

To have 2 or more years of work experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology and RT-CLEM. Applicants with minimum qualifications will be considered at the Assistant level for the position, while applicants with 5 or more years of experience will be considered at the Associate level for the position. Applicants considered for the Associate level position may be required to submit references for letters.

Preferred qualifications

To have 10 or more years of experience working as a Cell/Molecular Biologist engaging in cryogenic or room temperature correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) research in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Additional Documents - 1-3 Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The references may be contacted if you are invited to an interview. Applicants considered for the Associate level position may require reference letters.

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

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

UC of Santa Barbara - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry