Assistant Researcher, Step I-VI Molecular and Cell Biology- Advanced Imaging Center
University of California Berkeley
May 18, 2018
Open date: May 16th, 2018
Next review date:June 1st, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 18th, 2018 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.
Assistant Researcher, Step I-VI – Molecular and Cell Biology- Advanced Imaging Center -UC Berkeley
The Assistant Researcher will serve as Scientific Director of the Advanced Imaging Center and work with the Executive Director to develop policies and budgets and interface with and comply with the directives of UC Administration. Recruit, hire and manage staff to meet the research goals of the Center. Consult with and select proposals from outside researchers, and schedule their visits in accordance with resource availability in the Center. Manage the open-source dissemination of data and develop collaborations with data scientists worldwide for the analysis of the same. Disseminate and support open-source analysis software resulting from these efforts. S/he will be expected to serve as a Principal Investigator or Co- Principal Investigator within the first two years of appointment and develop independent research projects in collaboration with other faculty.
Responsibilities: Conducts independent and collaborative research in observing subcellular dynamics in complex organisms. Designs, develops and implements new advanced imaging technology. Leads a team of imaging and data science specialists to build and operate custom, pre-commercial microscopes, and develop custom analysis packages to extract quantitative biological insights from the terabyte-scale data generated thereby, all in the service of a worldwide cadre of visiting scientists and local faculty collaborators.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (At the time of application): PhD or equivalent degree, in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
Additional Required Qualifications (By start date): At least 3 years' experience working in the field of cell and tissue fluorescent microscopy, building, using and further developing adaptive optics lattice light-sheet microscopes.
Demonstrated advanced computing experience in imaging and data analysis. (e.g. MATLAB, Imaris, ImageJ/FIJI.)
Demonstrated engineering expertise: either a Master's degree in Engineering or Bioengineering, equivalent degree or at least five years prior experience in designing and building precision instruments and especially skilled and experienced in microscopes for high resolution live cell imaging and single molecule tracking with systems such as the AO adapted lattice light sheet.
Preferred qualifications (By start date): Strongly preferred experience in: 1) the design, build, and operation of complete customized microscopes; 2) biological sample maintenance and preparation; 3) the design and build of hardware infrastructure for petabyte-scale image analysis and storage; 4) the development of customized algorithms for the analysis of terabyte-scale data; 5) fundamental research in cell and developmental biology; 6) scientific communication and publication; and 7) teaching the above to others.
Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of research professionals.
Appointment: This position reports to Professor Douglas Koshland. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for two years with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The approximate start date of this position will be August 2018.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position provides full benefits.
To Apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01755 Interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae (required), and names with contact information for at least 3-5 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position (required), full text of 5 representative publications (required), and a cover letter (required). (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists).
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 work.
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