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Specialist Series - Genomics and Molecular Testing

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$188,200. See Table Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: September 6, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 5, 2024 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 Genomics Research and Technology Hub 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 quality control for samples, generation of sequencing libraries for analysis of genomes and gene expression in bulk and single cell workflows, as well as applications of spatial transcriptomics, optical mapping and microarray. 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, sample storage, and communicating results of molecular tests.

Basic knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, genomics, molecular methods and basic statistics is preferred. Candidates are expected to have had at least two years of laboratory experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel. Programming skills, particularly Python or R is advantageous.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Junior Specialists - A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.
Assistant Specialists - A Master’s degree (or equivalent degree), or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
Associate Specialists - A Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
Full Specialists - A Doctoral degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

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

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA