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Hinck Lab: Research Specialist (Jr Specialist- Associate Specialist)

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a research specialist. Under the direction of Professor Lindsay Hinck, the research specialist will join a small, friendly team of researchers studying the major public health concern of lactation insufficiency, which is the inability to build a milk supply during pregnancy. The Hinck Lab studies this prevalent syndrome by investigating the recruitment, expansion and differentiation of breast stem/progenitor cells during pregnancy with the goal of identifying therapeutic targets. Work on this exciting, NIH-funded project will include tissue collection, histology and immunohistochemistry, organoid and cell culture, genotyping, and basic protein and molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, lysate fractionation, and Western blot. The selected candidate will be expected to perform tasks in an organized manner, work accurately, meet deadlines, communicate results, and successfully work as an integral member of a research team.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: at least two years of post-baccalaureate laboratory experience in a field relevant to the advertised position; experience working with murine tissue and cell culture; expertise in cell analysis by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), PCR, and qPCR; experience with histology/immunohistochemistry; experience with immunoblotting/immunoprecipitation; a M.S. or M.A. degree (or foreign equivalent) degree in a relevant field; and/or a demonstrated record of authorship on one or more peer-reviewed publications.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

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