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Company: University of California
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Posting Details
Position Information

*Payroll Title: Staff Research Associate I

*Job Code: 9613

*Job Open Date: 12/03/2020

 Primary Consideration Date for Open Until  Filled: 12/22/2020

*Department Code-Name: MCDB

*Percentage of Time: 50%

*Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): RX

*Grade Type/Grade: PSS

*FLSA Exemption Status: Non - Exempt

*Work Location: Biological Sciences II

*Pay Rate/Range: $23.34/hourly

*Days/Hours: Monday - Friday/Flexible


Department Marketing Statement

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology is a highly interactive community whose research activities bridge the broad spectrum of modern biology. Members of the MCDB community strive to apply both experimental and theoretical approaches to illuminating the fundamental mechanisms through which biological molecules, molecular assemblies, cellular constituents, and collectives of cells dynamically drive living processes throughout the microbial, plant and animal kingdoms. The department is characterized by a collaborative and collegial environment in which students, postdocs, staff, and faculty bring their collective talents and enthusiasm to the joy of scientific adventure and discovery.

 Brief Summary of Job Duties

The Staff Research Associate (SRA) maintains Drosophila fly stocks, conducts behavioral experiments, and confocal imaging of neural expression patterns. Works independently and contributes original ideas that will move the projects forward. Contributes to an independent research project aligned with the over-all program of the lab. In addition, the SRA carries on general team support duties.

*Minimum Requirements

Ability to work independently, attention to detail, and have excellent organizational skills.  Must have knowledge of scientific terminology and a general understanding of basic biology.  Must also have experience working in a lab. 

 Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences, experience with microscopy as well as programming with Matlab or Python. 

*Special Conditions of Employment
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check.
  • UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment. 
  Special Instructions:

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

  *Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

1. 75% time - Drosophila Experimentation: Conducts behavioral tests of Drosophila mutants (larval stage) in loss of function and gain of function screens involving optogenetics. Performs basic computational analysis of behavioral data (videos) using custom programs. Participates in the anatomical characterization of expression patterns of Gal4 driver lines by means of confocal microscopy. Helps coordinate undergraduate research efforts.

2.  25% time - General Lab Duties: Attends weekly lab meetings. Prepares written reports on experiments and keeps accurate records of experiments in electronic notebooks. Meets regularly with PI for progress reports and guidance. Presents and discusses findings in lab meeting.

General lab support duties include maintaining fly stocks, shipping out stock requests, and assisting in lab chores as needed.

*Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and 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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