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ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST Step I-IV Metabolic Dysregulations

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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

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ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST Step I-IVâ Metabolic Dysregulations
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

An Associate Specialist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sona Kang in the department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at UC Berkeley. Our research program focuses on a transcriptional and epigenetic basis of metabolic dysregulations, in particular, obesity and type 2 diabetes. We seek to identify the core transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the conditions, validate the physiological significance, and to develop therapeutic interventions. We apply multiple traditional wet lab techniques global profiling studies as well as genetic mouse models. We are looking for self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative applicants who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should have an expertise in one of the following areas: molecular and cell biology, metabolic phenotyping of mouse models, and global profiling studies. The successful candidate will lead project(s) requiring technical expertise such as metabolic characterization of mouse models, cell culture studies, and/or biochemical studies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (by the time of application):
Candidates must have a bachelorâs degree, or equivalent degree in Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field.

Experience and knowledge in the field of bioinformatics.

Research experience in: 1) characterizing metabolic phenotypes in mouse models, 2) performing genome-wide profiling studies such as ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq, 3) performing CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing studies or related field. Preferred Masterâs degree or equivalent degree.

The anticipated start date for this appointment is Spring 2017. The initial appointment is for one year at 90% of full time, with renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Annual Salary range is $53,928 to $64,920, depending on prior experience and qualifications. Generous benefits are included: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/health-plans/index.html

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Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of references may be requested for finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Sona Kang at kangs@berkeley.edu

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.



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