The Goulding lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at UCI is looking to immediately fill one Jr. Specialist position with an individual who is interested in contributing to projects in the area biochemistry and protein crystallography of proteins involved in Mycobacterium tuberculosis iron acquisition systems.
The Goulding lab focuses on structural and biochemical approaches in unraveling the mysteries of Mycobacterium tuberculosis iron acquisition systems. The employee will utilize skills in protein expression and purification, enzyme assay development and setting up crystal trials. Other tasks include, assistance with teaching and training undergraduate students standard laboratory experimental techniques and laboratory management, including ordering and stocking supplies, chemical and biohazard waste disposal, as well as cataloging important DNA clones.
· Bachelors’ degree in biological Sciences.
· Five years of laboratory research experience in a biochemistry/molecular biology laboratory.
· Ability to carry out independent research projects and also assist in supervising research students.
· Experience with laboratory management.
· Basic computer skills.
· Organizational skills for record keeping and inventory
· Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks.
· Willingness to occasionally vary work schedules to accommodate urgent research needs such as coming in on weekends.
· Keen to learn new techniques.
Initial appointments are for a full-time 12-month period with annual renewal dependent on performance and funding availability.
Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL:
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.