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Ecogeochemist - community ecology within an applied conservation context

Academic Division:
Biological Sciences

Academic Department/Research Unit:
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution

Disciplinary Specialty of Research:
Ecology, Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography

Description:
The successful applicant will be part of the Kurle research group using biogeochemical tools to address questions relating to community ecology within an applied conservation context. We have several ongoing projects. Two such projects include: a) stable isotope analysis of organic matter to trace terrestrial pollutants in California coastal waters via stream run off and b) modeling inter-individual and population level differences in foraging niches occupied by invasive rats on islands in Alaska. The successful applicant will be involved with these or related projects and have the opportunity to write grants to pursue similar research.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Procedure to Apply:
Applicants should submit an application package consisting of:

  1. cover letter detailing research experience and interests
  2. complete CV
  3. examples of two prior publications
  4. contact information for three references

Applications should be submitted as a single combined PDF and mailed to ckurle@ucsd.edu.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
A Ph.D. in ecology, marine ecology, biological oceanography, or related field must be completed prior to start date. This position will involve significant manuscript and grant proposal writing, direct mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and day to day lab management. Prior experience with the application of stable isotope analysis to ecological problems, a strong publication record, and experience with R or other statistical analysis software are required. 

Position Closing Date:
Application review begins October 25 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appointment Length/Period:
This is a full-time 12-month position to begin January 2015 (start date negotiable) for a duration of 2 years (pending annual review).

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Carolyn Kurle
ckurle@ucsd.edu

Posted September 26, 2014

Cancer epigenetics

Academic Division:
Biological Sciences

Academic Department/Research Unit:
Molecular Biology

Disciplinary Specialty of Research:
Cell biology, genetics, chemistry, and biochemistry

Description:
A postdoctoral position is available in the area of epigenetic gene regulation. Dr. Shannon Lauberth's laboratory implements a combination of biochemical, molecular, genetic, and genomic/proteomic approaches to understand the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the complex gene expression programs of the tumor suppressor p53. The overall goal of our research is to identify the molecular determinants that precisely contribute to the dynamics of p53 target gene regulation, and will ultimately advance the potential for target based screening approaches and the development of therapeutic targeting strategies.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Competitive salary and benefits

Procedure to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a (i) cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's professional goals and research interests, (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information for three references to Shannon M. Lauberth at slauberth@ucsd.edu.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or a related field are encouraged to apply. This position requires expertise in protein biochemistry and molecular biology. Strong evidence of research productivity as indicated by scholarly publications is required. In addition, experience with bioinformatics analysis of genomic/proteomic datasets and statistical analysis is preferred. Also, strong communication and teamwork skills are desired.

Position Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Appointment Length/Period:
1 year with possible annual extension to 5 years

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Shannon M. Lauberth
slauberth@ucsd.edu

Posted October 30, 2013

mRNA Localization and Membrane Trafficking

Academic Division:
Biological Sciences

Academic Department/Research Unit:
Cell and Developmental Biology

Disciplinary Specialty of Research:
Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology

Description:

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral positions to study mRNA localization events in Drosophila melanogaster. Particular focus will be on RNA-protein complexes that are actively transported along microtubules to the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum and that facilitate ER to Golgi trafficking (Wilhelm, JE Developmental Cell, 2005). Join the UCSD cell biology community and our growing group to examine how the RNA world interacts with membrane trafficking systems.

Salary/Stipend Information:
commensurate with experience

Procedure to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter stating professional goals and interests, and three references to:

Jim Wilhelm
Division of Biological Sciences
Section of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. MC0347
La Jolla, CA
92093-0347

For more information, email jwilhelm@ucsd.edu.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
Candidates should have a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline with technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Drosophila genetics, protein purification, or video microscopy.

Position Closing Date:
open until filled

Appointment Length/Period:
1 yr with possible annual extension to 5 yr

For more information or to apply, please contact:
James Wilhelm
Telephone: (858) 534-9541
Fax: (858) 534-5831
Email: jwilhelm@ucsd.edu

DNA damage responses and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells

Academic Division:
Biological Sciences

Academic Department/Research Unit:
Molecular Biology

Disciplinary Specialty of Research:
Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Description:
Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions to study ATM- and p53-mediated DNA damage responses in mammalian cells, particularly the human embryonic stem cells.

Procedure to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter stating professional goals and research interests, and three references to:

Yang Xu
Division of Biological Sciences

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. MC0322
La Jolla, CA
92093-0322

Or e-mail yangxu@ucsd.edu.

Requirement:
Candidates should have a recent PhD and significant publications in a relevant discipline.

Appointment Length/Period:
Up to 4 years

For more information on our research, please visit Dr. Xu's faculty profile.

All positions are contingent on funding becoming available.

Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing leadership efforts and/or contributions to diversity. UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.