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Chemistry & Biochemistry: Assistant or Associate Specialist (Open until filled. Apply by 2/13/2020)

Company: University of California - Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:


Job #JPF00791

* Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Chemistry and Biochemistry


Open date: January 14th, 2020
Next review date: Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The University of California, Santa Cruz Chemical Screening Center (UCSC-CSC) in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, invites applications for a CSC Manager. The candidate will oversee daily operations in the Center, reporting directly to the Screening Center Director, Professor Scott Lokey. The major responsibilities for this position will be to consult with users in the design and implementation of high-throughput screens, helping to develop strategic plans for scaling up benchtop screens and to evaluate the feasibility of different approaches. The candidate will also assist chemists in the formatting and archiving of chemical libraries, and will also set up and run routine cytotoxicity assays in mammalian cells. The CSC manager will interface directly with the Screening Center users and will work with each user, in conjunction with the Directors, to develop an efficient workflow for each screen. The CSC Manager will also help maintain screening center hardware and troubleshoot problems with instrumentation when they arise.

The CSC Manger will assist in the posting and enforcement of rules, in the scheduling of instrumentation use, and will perform routine upkeep and maintenance of equipment. The candidate will also help train new users on the instrumentation and organize workflow to maximize productivity. Interaction with faculty and numerous post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate student researchers will be common.

Additional responsibilities will include keeping current in screening methods by attending a yearly high-throughput screening conference, maintaining an organized and efficient center, maintaining complete and accurate records of user activities for recharge purposes, documenting operating and analytical procedures, maintaining the instruments at peak efficiency, complying with safety and security standards and procedures, purchasing necessary supplies and services as well as tracking operating costs, training back-up support in basic operations as required, and making recommendations for equipment upgrades and replacements as appropriate.

Applicants with any of the following areas of expertise are strongly encouraged to apply: chemical biology, assay development, cell culture, and/or analytical chemistry, laboratory automation.

Assistant Specialist Associate Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience (see rank qualifications at

Minimum annual salary of $51,700 (pro-rated based on percent time), commensurate with qualifications and experience.


* A bachelor s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field, at the time of application.

* A minimum of two years post-baccalaureate laboratory experience working within the general area of molecular biology, chemical biology, or related field.

As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

Initial appointment will be full-time, for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00791-20T in all correspondence.


* Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)

* Curriculum vitae (required)

Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of professional references (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC s confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 13, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.

Our institution is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution




Santa Cruz, California


Document requirements


Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Reference requirements

* 2-3 required (contact information only)

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