Title: Associate Specialist Step I- IV – Biochemistry - Molecular and Cell BiologyAssociate Specialist:The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out research in stem cell biology.Responsibilities:The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to generate and characterize the functions of miRNAs (the miR-34/449 family) in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Possible experiments include: 1, Derivation of mouse ESCs/generation of mouse iPSCs in the miRNA-deficient background; 2, Characterize the pluripotentcy of ESCs/iPSCs in vitro by real-time PCR and immunostaining; 3, Determine the differentiation potential of ESCs/iPSCs in vitro and in vivo by embryoid body (EB) differentiation and teratoma analyses; 3, Manipulation of the expression of miRNAs and/or their targets by overexpression or shRNAs; 4, Analyze expression profiles and epigenetic states of ESCs/iPSCs by high-throughput sequencing.Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application): Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent degree, in Molecular and Cell Biology, or related field.Additional Required Qualifications (By start date):Experience with cell culture, including primary cells and stem cells. Experience with the mouse management, including mating and manipulating pre-implantation embryos.Preferred Qualifications (By start date): Experience with high-throughput sequencing, including RNA-seq or ChIP-seq.Appointment:This position reports to Dr. Lin He. The approximate start date for this position will be November 2016.Salary: $53,928 - $64,920 at 100% time depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.To Apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01161Interested 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: Becca Schatz – eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%72%6b%73%63%68%61%74%7a%40%62%65%72%6b%65%6c%65%79%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%72%6b%73%63%68%61%74%7a%40%62%65%72%6b%65%6c%65%79%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))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.