Cash Lab Junior Specialist

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one Junior Specialist in biochemistry and structural biology to join the lab of Dr. Jennifer Cash.

Position Description

Research (85%): This position will entail carrying-out protein production and purification and performing biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assays and experiments to understand RhoGEF signaling and regulation. The candidate will summarize data, prepare figures, and have the opportunity to assist in writing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals. The candidate also will be responsible for ordering lab supplies, maintaining equipment, overseeing lab safety, developing protocols, making lab stocks, and maintaining cell culture lines (bacterial, insect, and mammalian) as well as other lab management duties. 

University and Public Service (15%): The candidate will present their research in weekly laboratory meetings. The candidate will also mentor incoming lab personnel.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry or structural, molecular, or cellular biology. Applicants do not need to have their degree at the time of application but must have it before starting the position. Candidate must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive and document reagents and data for publications, grant proposals, and/or presentations. Solid organizational skills are a must.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experiences in lab management and mentoring trainees are a plus. 
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills and the ability to work well both independently and as a part of a team.

Salary Range

A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 (@ 100%) or $54,600 at Step 2 (@ 100%)
Junior Specialist NEX: A reasonable estimate for this position is $24.57/hr at Step 1 or $26.15/hr at step 2

Position Available/Closing Date

For full consideration applications should be received by September 22, 2023. 

Term of Appointment

Short-term, one- to two-year appointment based on the needs of the lab. Appointments may be made up to 100%.


To apply, please use UC Davis Recruit 

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, a research statement describing their research experience and skills, and a curriculum vitae. Documents must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for two or three references.

For more information about the department, please visit the MCB website.