UCSB - Neuroscience Research Institute Santa Barbara, CA, USA
May 13, 2019Full time
Assistant Project Scientist positions in the Neuroscience Research Institute - UCSB Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2019Salary: Based on UCSB Project Scientist series salary table Position Description: Two Assistant Project Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Montell to conduct research on the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying behavior in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. The appointees will generate mutant and transgenic mosquitoes using CRISPR/Cas9 and apply behavioral assays to reveal the roles of ion channels and receptors important for sensory physiology and host seeking behavior. The appointees will be expected to make significant conceptual contributions to the project. Minimum qualifications: A doctorate degree in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology is required, along with a minimum of one year of experience in working on Aedes aegypti. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidates will have experience in successfully using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in Aedes aegypti. Initial appointments are for one year, full time with benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. Applicants should apply online by submitting their CV, Statement of Research, and name and contact information of three to five references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01518 For primary consideration, submit completed application by May 31, 2019. Review of the applications will continue until the positions are filled. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.