Title: Assistant Project Scientist, Step I – Step III–Cell and Developmental Biology- Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyAssistant Project Scientist: We are seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out original research on the key functions of telomeres and telomerase in tissue homeostasis, tumorigenesis and aging. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in telomere and telomerase biology and have authored several key publications about this research subject. Responsibilities:The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the generation and maintenance of genetically engendered human and mouse stem cell cultures as well as mice generated from the stem cells. The applicant will analyze phenotypes in these systems mouse and human stem cells. The applicant design, perform, analyze and prepare the research results for publication in peer review journals based in discussion with the PI. Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application):Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology or a related field. Additional Required Qualifications (By start date):PhD degree or equivalent degree in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology or a related field. Hands-on experience and demonstrable expertise in DNA double strand breaks processing and resection by telomeric DNA binding proteins, DNA repair proteins, and DNA damage checkpoint proteins both at dysfunctional telomeres and DNA double strand break sites. Preferred Qualifications (By start date):Strong publications record in the area of telomere and telomerase biology research Appointment:This position reports to Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer. The initial appointment will be for 100% time for 1 year with the expectation of extension based on availability of funds. The approximate start date for this position will be May 2017. Salary: $54,800 - $60,800 annually depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits. To Apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01255 Interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes, an updated curriculum vitae, and names with contact information for at least 3-5 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position and a cover letter. (Letters of reference may be requested of the finalists). Department Contact: Terri Leong, HR Partner. firstname.lastname@example.org This recruitment will remain open until filled. 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.