Job Opening: Assistant/Associate Project Scientist Cell/Molecular Biologist

Event Date: 

Monday, July 24, 2023 - 12:00am

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full time Assistant/Associate Project Scientist with an anticipated start date of mid-late October 2023.

The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will provide independent contributions to the planning, adaptation, and execution of experimental eukaryotic cell culture preparation techniques and technologies for structural investigations.

Responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will include:

  • Cultivating and maintaining eukaryotic cell lines to ensure optimal growth conditions and cell viability.
  • Performing advanced genetic manipulations using techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 and RNA interference for gene knockdowns, knockouts, and overexpression
  • Conducting live and fluorescence microscopy imaging and immunofluorescence staining
  • Guiding and training collaborators/lab members on all aspects of cell culture preparation and workflow adaptations for high-resolution structural studies.
  • Troubleshooting experimental challenges and optimizing protocols for cell culture and molecular biology experiments.
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate records of experimental procedures, results, and data analysis.
  • Staying updated with relevant scientific literature, incorporating and designing novel experimental techniques and technologies into the research workflow.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.