Associate (Step I-IV)/Full Specialist (Step I-IV) Protein Engineering

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September 05 2019
Life Sciences
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Full Time
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Associate (Step I-IV)/Full Specialist (Step I-IV)  Protein Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 21st, 2019 Last review date: Friday, Jul 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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. Description

Associate Specialist (Step I-IV)/Full Specialist (Step I-IV) - Protein Engineering/Purification- Innovative Genomics Institute - Center For Translational Genomics

The Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Specialist in the Center for Translational Genomics, in the area of Protein Engineering and Purification. The specialist will be responsible for performing and overseeing tasks related to engineering and production of genome-editing enzymes for preclinical research, including cloning of variants, large and small scale protein expression and purification, and development and implementation of quality control assays for preclinical and clinical research. They will draft and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and other documents that control protein analysis procedures. The protein specialist will be expected to provide expertise to IGI labs performing protein purification protocols, and participate in the publication of results to the genome editing community. The position will involve scientific contributions to multiple projects with collaborators across the IGI and will require the ability to innovate, design, and troubleshoot projects independently. The approximate start date will be in June 2019.

Basic Qualifications (At the time of application)
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (By Start Date)
At least five (5) years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications (By Start Date)

  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Publication history reflecting expertise in protein engineering, protein production, or related field
  • Experience with standard cell biology techniques such as western blot and ELISA
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience in preclinical research, including Good Laboratory Practices
  • Experience in regulated manufacturing, including Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Experience with endotoxin reduction/minimization in protein samples
  • Experience training and managing laboratory personnel
  • Experience acting as laboratory safety officer.
  • At least five (5) years of experience with protein expression and purification in e.coli

At least five (5) years of experience with standard molecular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, electrophoresis

This position reports to Dr. Brian Staskawicz. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. This position provides full benefits.

To Apply:

Complete an application at:

Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Brian Staskawicz, Professor,

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 ( 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:

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
Requirements Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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