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Junior Specialist - Neuron Regeneration

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 21st, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 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: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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.

Description

The Thompson-Peer lab is seeking applicants for a Junior Specialist position, preferably with general lab experience and technical understanding. This lab studies how neurons respond to injury, focusing on highly branched projections known as dendrites which are responsible for receiving information. The long term research goal of the lab is to understand the cellular mechanisms of dendrite regeneration after injury.

The Junior Specialist will work with the Principal Investigator and other new lab members to help set up the lab. The incumbent will also assist members of the lab in conducting research projects on dendrite regeneration. Additional routine tasks will involve organizing, ordering supplies, coordinating repair of equipment, media preparation, Drosophila stock maintenance, and chemical inventory.

Successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm for taking on challenges, will be proactive when something needs to be done (self-motivated), and will have a strong desire to work as part of a team. Good communication skills are desired and an undergraduate degree is required. Recent graduates with an emphasis in life sciences/biological sciences are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit (1) curriculum vitae, including all previous work experience (scientific or not) (2) cover letter that includes a synopsis of experience and interests and (3) contact information for three references to the following recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05304

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://devcell.bio.uci.edu/faculty/katherine-thompson-peer/

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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