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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL), Biological Systems and Engineering Division has an opening for a Research Associate (RA) to join the Mammalian Functional Genomics Laboratory.  

The Research Associate will carry out various duties related to support of the transgenic mouse group and support of the molecular biology lab as part of several projects aimed at understanding how mammalian gene expression is regulated.  The successful candidate will work with live mice, mouse tissue samples, and perform animal microdissection.  The Research Associate will be expected to assist with analyzing experimental results, generate reports, and present findings at group meetings.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Provide support to the transgenic mouse facility, including but not limited to general animal husbandry, intraperitoneal injections, egg collection, mouse microdissection, maintenance of mouse lines including tagging, tissue biopsy and genotyping of transgenic lines, euthanasia.
  • Provide general semi-routine support to molecular biology lab including but not limited to dishwashing, autoclaving of glassware, routine maintenance of lab equipment, buffer preparation, supply inventory.
  • Perform various molecular biology techniques such as PCR, vector ligation, bacterial transformation, small- and large-scale plasmid preps, restriction enzyme digest, gel electrophoresis.
  • Perform minimal analysis with experimental results, generate reports, present findings.
  • Maintain careful records of all experiments performed.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor and other team members to discuss project progress and provide recommendations to improve the experimental pipeline.

 

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related discipline preferred and up to a few years of relevant experience.
  • Willingness to work with research mice.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques: PCR, bacterial transformation, large, small and scale DNA purification, restriction digest, gel electrophoresis.
  • Ability to learn new laboratory protocols and technologies.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, writing and record-keeping skills.
  • Good analytical skills to effectively evaluate data and make recommendations.
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills; ability to interact collaboratively with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Must demonstrate efficient time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Competent in the use of computers and related software programs (i.e., Google Drive and Workspace applications, Microsoft Office, online laboratory notebooks).
  • Willingness to work in a lab environment with changing priorities and technologies.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with rodent handling and/or laboratory rodent animal husbandry.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full time 1 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
  • Job requires occasional weekend work.
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

 

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Biological Systems and Engineering Division

Vision: To lead efforts that combine the power of biology with the tools of engineering to develop sustainable energy and biomanufacturing solutions and improve human health.

Mission: Advance a mechanistic and predictive understanding of complex biological systems over multiple scales in terms of their responses to manipulation, stress, disease and environmental challenges and translate this knowledge using engineering principles to develop resilient systems, tools, and processes for the efficient production of fuels, chemicals, materials, tissues, and therapeutics.

 

Berkeley LabBerkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab 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. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

 

 

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