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Jr. Specialist Microbiology & Molecular Genetics - Marsden Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$54,600. See Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year - []

Application Window

Open date: February 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 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, Feb 11, 2025 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 Marsden Lab at The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, seeks a Junior Specialist to work in research involving HIV persistence and pathogenesis. The lab uses cell/tissue culture systems, molecular analysis, and humanized mouse models to study HIV infection and test novel strategies to cure the infection.

The Junior specialist will work with the PI and other lab members to advance ongoing HIV cure research projects. This will include learning and performing mouse surgeries to create humanized mice, performing HIV infections and other mouse procedures as needed, and conducting tissue culture experiments. Specific assays to be performed will include flow cytometry, PCR, molecular cloning, and plasmid transfections. The individual will also assist with general lab maintenance.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

1) Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or related field.
2) Willingness to work with the following:
• Laboratory mice: including husbandry, injections, surgical procedures, tissue harvesting
• Human fetal tissue
3) Skilled in following laboratory safety and experimental protocols.
4) Skilled in using general laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges, etc.
5) Willingness to occasionally work outside of regular work hours and/or weekends.
6) Ability to maintain accurate and timely records of experiments and equipment.

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