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Specialist - Genomics and Molecular Testing

Application Window

Open May 5, 2022 through Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Genomics High-Throughput Facility in the Department of Biological Chemistry welcomes applications for a specialist position for genomics and molecular testing. Depending upon experience and skill set, responsibilities could include working with clients in areas involving -omics based on high-throughput sequencing analysis. Examples of applications include gene expression, spatial transcriptomics, and single cell analysis. Responsibilities could also include high-throughput quantitative PCR and Illumina next generation sequencing-based assays for SARS-CoV-2 in human wastewater samples. In addition to conducting tests, the candidate will be responsible for regular calibration and maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment, placing orders to maintain reagent stocks, acting as the laboratory safety officer and depending on experience development of SOPs. Candidate will be responsible for analysis of molecular test data, storage, and communicating records of molecular tests. The position requires basic knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, genomics biology, molecular methods and basic statistics. Candidates are expected to have had at least two years of laboratory experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel is required. Programming skills, particular Python or R is advantageous.

Applicants must have earned at least a BS degree in a STEM field.

Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The initial appointment will be for six months.

Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three references to the following recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07464

Qualifications
Junior Specialist, Step I-II – Appointees to the Junior rank should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.

Assistant Specialist, Step I-III – Appointees to the Assistant rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Associate Specialist, Step I-IV – Appointees to the Associate rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Specialist (Full rank), Step I-IX – Appointees to the Full rank should possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Basic knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, genomics biology, molecular methods and basic statistics

Junior Specialist, Step I-II – Appointees to the Junior rank should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.

Assistant Specialist, Step I-III – Appointees to the Assistant rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Associate Specialist, Step I-IV – Appointees to the Associate rank should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Specialist (Full rank), Step I-IX – Appointees to the Full rank should possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07464

Campus Information

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