Assistant/Associate/Full Project Scientist in Cellular Biology

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Assistant/Associate/Full Project Scientist in Cellular Biology

Project Scientist position available with level of appointment dependent on qualifications and experience. Start date negotiable; Spring 2009 preferred. PhD required; PhD in cellular biology is preferred. Minimum of 2 years postdoc experience is required; minimum of 4 years postdoc experience is preferred. Knowledge of SiRNA techniques, quantitative PCR, cell culture models, signaling events and protein expression is required. Knowledge of Atomic Force Microscopy and Good Laboratory Practices is desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Incumbent will provide creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active interdisciplinary research program investigating topics relevant to the research areas of Ophthalmology and Cellular Biology. Design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. Responsible for image acquisition using microscopy as well as analysis of resultant images that address biomaterial cellular interactions. Perform state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, cell culture and microscopy. Contribute to the design and development of compliant nano structured surfaces for use in cell culture experiments. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with t he PI or other members of the research team. A complete position description is available on-line at:
Interested applicants should submit 1) a signed letter of intent outlining special interests, qualifications and experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses of three professional references to: Christopher J. Murphy, DVM, PhD, and Paul Russell, PhD, Attention: Larry Hansen, MSO (e-mail:, Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8745. Phone (530) 752-9774; FAX (530) 752-6042. E-mailed applications will be considered immediately but should be followed up with signed applications in the mail. To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by Friday, April 10, 2009; position open until filled