Junior research specialist in biochemistry and molecular biology

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(Last Updated On: April 23, 2017)
University of California Berkeley

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Department of molecular and cell biology on the University of California Berkeley has announced a research position for the biochemistry, molecular and cell biology graduates. The title of the research position is junior research specialist. This position is suitable for the motivated candidates having an academic qualification in biochemistry and the related field of studies. Selected candidates will have to carry out research experiments in the molecular mechanisms of budding in yeast endocytosis.


The workstation for this research is the Durbin laboratory. Major responsibilities of the selected candidates include; supportive and willing to do independent research. Using the purified protein systems, they have to determine the effect of endocytosis of proteins on polymerization of the actin proteins as well as to identify and explore the importance of protein binding for Rvs167, a lipid binding protein by using genetic interactions.

The Durbin lab is currently involved in the study of the basic mechanism of the actin assembly and trafficking of endocytosis by using a wide range of technologies such as protein purification, advanced imaging system and sophisticated genetics.

The ideal candidates for this position must possess a Bachelors degree in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology or related field of studies with 1-2 years of experience whether academic or industrial experience in tissue culture, molecular and biochemistry or related field. However, the preferred candidates for this post must possess Ph.D. or an equivalent degree.

This position will start from January 2016. To apply for this position, please visit this link. Alternatively, you can also apply if you think you are qualified for this post by sending an application to this post along with other documents such as curriculum vitae, names and contact information and a list of at least 5 persons that can provide letters of recommendations for you. Send your email to rkschatz(at)berkely.edu to  be attached with all these documents.

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