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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 8, 2020
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research performed by faculty organized in five divisions:
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Immunology and Pathogenesis
The teaching and research activities of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) concern the molecular structures and processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction, and development of living organisms. This agenda covers a broad range of specialized disciplines, including biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, structural biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, tumor biology, microbiology, immunology, pathogenesis and neurobiology. The types of living organisms from which the departmental faculty draws its working materials are as diverse as its disciplinary specializations, ranging from viruses and microbes through plants, roundworms, annelids, arthropods, and mollusks to fish, amphibia, and mammals. The faculty of the department is organized into five divisions: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Development; Neurobiology; and Immunology and Pathogenesis.
Monitor timelines, budgets and deliverables for projects; identify issues meeting the agency requirements well in advance.
Manage project budgets, with subcontracts at other institutions;
Provide assistance and oversight with subcontracts/other agreements, including: compiling required documentation, drafting scopes of work, monitoring sub-awards, including payments/invoicing and ensuring adherence to regulations/processes, e.g. animal protocols, and reporting requirements
Using subject matter knowledge to collect and prepares information for use in discussions and meetings
Prepare, edit and modify documents including research progress reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals, manage project-related communications to the agency, including analyzing, drafting and/or curating content for reports, websites and presentations.
Conduct background research to assist with meetings, reports and to support ongoing work.
Coordinate team members and prepare meeting documents and agendas for ASAP team project meetings, specifically: Manage relationships with team members, gather data from team members and other sources for research projects; Coordinate meeting logistics for research projects; Coordinate periodic research-related events, including oversight of logistics and budgeting, communications, and reimbursements.
Provides additional analytical duties in support of ASAP projects.
Experience with collaborative projects and project management skills,
Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner
Self-motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills with attention to detail,
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills for working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative team
Basic knowledge of applications for preparation of report, budget and agency documents
Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels on the team.
Bachelor's degree or higher degree in molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related discipline and/or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an hourly paid (non-exempt) position. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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