Berkeley Lab'sEnvironmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a Research Associate. The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) focuses on integrative and collaborative genome science, a national user facility of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), which is managed by the University of California, has an opening for a Term Part-Time Research Associate position.
As a DOE Office of Science national user facility, the JGI is the leading integrative genome science user facility enabling researchers to solve the world's evolving energy and environmental challenges. The JGI enables its users to harness its resources and integrated capabilities, at no cost, in high-throughput sequencing, DNA design and synthesis, metabolomics and computational analysis in support of DOE missions related to bioenergy and environmental applications.
As part of the Biosystems Design Program (https://www.igb.illinois.edu/DOEcenter ) (PI: Prof. Huimin Zhao at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign), funded by the DOE, Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program, Yoshikuni Group at Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division seeks to develop non-model multi-stress tolerant yeast strain for production of biofuels and renewable chemicals.
What You Will Do:
Develop and perform high throughput phenotyping
Develop a method for high throughput phenotyping
Perform testing of phenotyping of >100 strains in at least 200 growth conditions
Summarize the results and create figures and tables for publications
Prepare DNA and RNA samples for sequencing analyses
Summarize experimental results and present at group meetings
Keep precise and detailed laboratory notebooks
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse colleagues and collaborators
What is Required:
B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Microbial Metabolic Engineering, and Synthetic Biology and or equivalent years of relevant experience.
Ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in microbial cultivation and next-generation sequencing.
Experience in molecular biology techniques (molecular cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) — 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.
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