NEW EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 
  • 16 Jul 2018 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist.

    The research for this position will focus on epigenetic investigations of autism spectrum disorders and possible transgenerational inheritance of epigenetic marks such as DNA methylation. Duties include performing both standard repetitive technical laboratory methods such as DNA isolations and PCR independently, organizing sample information into spreadsheets, and analysis of data under supervision. The candidate will participate in performing or assisting in experiments to generate data and perform data analysis, and will receive training by post‐doctoral fellows, senior researchers, and the principal investigator in order to participate in the design, collection, and interpretation of data by looking at the data gathered from the experiment that has produced the data and evaluate the information in order to consult with the PI and senior researchers. Prior experience in DNA isolation, bisulfite treatment, and PCR is required. Training in institutional policies and procedures in animal care and human subjects is required. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings and when appropriate, will present data to their laboratory peers and will contribute to scholarly articles by providing their research findings, data, and write-ups on the work performed and may participate in writing manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. The candidate will review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods for the project that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings. The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing support in the over maintenance of the shared equipment in the laboratory and mentor undergraduate students in work and data analysis.

    Basic Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or a related field with prior laboratory experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail. 

    Salary Range: Step I - $18.26 per hour or Step II - $19.48 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information For at least three references by June 21, 2018. This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. Documents/materials may be submitted as PDF files via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02225.

    The term of the appointment is short term, based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

    Please direct any questions to April Adams at aadams@ucdavis.edu



  • 16 Jul 2018 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one-two qualified Junior Specialists in the following sub-specialties: Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Care. Appointments will range from 50-100%. Hire dates will vary between June through August, 2018. Junior Specialist positions are short-term, two-year maximum appointments based on the needs of the research project.

    Junior Specialist appointees will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in Emergency Medicine for pediatric and/or adult patients. Successful candidates will participate in screening and enrollment of Emergency Department patients into approved research studies. Appointees may be expected to review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to their sub-specialty area. Appointees will participate in emergency medicine and Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Research-In-Progress forums whenever possible to learn about current topics in research and provide feedback on research proposals and presentations. They will also participate in protocol reviews for new studies and provide substantive feedback on content and implementation. Junior Specialists may participate in training on neurocognitive testing and other follow-up testing of pediatric research subjects, developing expert skills in assessing patients and coding/scoring assessments performed by others. Junior Specialists may participate in the PECARN Research Coordinator Advisory Committee as appropriate and complete assignments delegated by this professional committee. Junior Specialists will participate in the proposal review and development process as described by the PECARN Steering Committee. Junior Specialists may coordinate community consultation e.g. presentations to community and service providers for participant recruitment purpose) and public disclosure activities to support an application for federal exception from informed consent for emergency research, and be involved in the release of study results to the public as required by applicable regulations. The ideal candidate(s) will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    Applicants should register at the UC Davis Recruit portal (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/) and navigate to position #JPF02132. Required application materials for this position include a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and areas of interest (with regard to teaching and research); a CV; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3-5 references. For full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2018.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    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. More information is available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/). If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. For additional information:

    Cindy Valencia, MPH, PECARN Research Manager cvvalencia@ucdavis.edu,

    UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

    2103 Stockton Blvd.

    Sacramento, CA 95817


  • 16 Jul 2018 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one qualified Junior Specialists in the following sub-specialties: Emergency Medicine Research. Expected appointment is at 25%. Hire dates expected from July through August, 2018. Junior Specialist positions are short-term, two-year maximum appointments based on the needs of the research project.

    Junior Specialist appointees will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in Emergency Medicine for adult patients presenting to the Emergency Department with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Successful candidates will also participate in screening and enrollment of Emergency Department patients into approved research studies. The incumbents will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other investigators in examining the hypothesis if cerebral vascular hemodynamics are predictive of mortality, neurological outcome, and hemorrhage progression in patients with TBI’s. The incumbents will receive specific training in setting up the cerebral blood flow and continuous non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring equipment, learn how to navigate the electronic health record to collect information required for the analysis, and help design the data collection databases. They will download data from the data collection devices to be uploaded and analyzed on PCs. They will collect or assist with collecting lab samples required by the study. Working with the PI and other investigators, the incumbents will provide data summaries during the course of the study and be involved with writing up the results for presentation or publication. As part of this work, they will conduct literature searches, review existing journal articles and assist the investigators in writing new manuscripts and research proposals related to this work. They will participate in regular study meetings where progress of the work will be discussed, and relevant or new literature in the field of traumatic brain injury will be reviewed. Junior Specialists may assist the investigator(s) in public outreach regarding this research, which would include presentations to the community or providers for participant recruitment purposes or to provide public information following the conclusion of the study.The ideal candidate(s) will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    Applicants should register at the UC Davis Recruit portal (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/) and navigate to position JPF02269. Required application materials for this position include a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and areas of interest (with regard to human health and research); a CV; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3-5 references. For full consideration, applications must be received by July 4, 2018.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    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. More information is available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/). If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. For additional information:

    Allyson Sage, RN MPH, Research Manager acsage@ucdavis.edu,

    UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

    2315 Stockton Boulevard, PSSB Suite 2100

    Sacramento, CA 95817




  • 16 Jul 2018 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the University of California Davis,Health is conducting a faculty search for EM physicians in either a clinician/educator or clinician/researcher track. Candidates must be residency trained in EM (or Pediatric EM training) with board certification/eligibility and be qualified for licensure in California. At least one year of post-residency clinical experience and/or fellowship training is preferred. Candidates are expected to enter at the Assistant/Associate level, commensurate with experience and credentials. EM faculty members at UC Davis who have preference for night shifts work fewer clinical shifts each month.

    The University of California, Davis, Medical Center, one of the nation’s “Top 50 Hospitals,” is a 613 bed academic medical center with approximately 80,000 emergency department visits annually, including approximately 20,000 pediatric visits. The emergency services pavilion opened in 2010 and is state-of-the-art. Our program provides comprehensive emergency services to a large local urban and referral population as a level 1 trauma and burn center, paramedic base station and training center. The department also serves as the primary teaching site for a fully accredited EM residency program and nine different EM fellowship programs. Our residency training program began more than twenty years ago and currently has 54 residents. The Department has a separate area for the care of children and is one of the leading centers in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

    Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with training and experience. Sacramento is located near the northern end of California's Central Valley, close to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and the "wine country" of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Sports enthusiasts will find Sacramento's climate and opportunities ideal.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter outlining interests and experience, and curriculum vitae to: recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02202

    Erik Laurin MD, Professor and Search Committee Chair (eglaurin@ucdavis.edu)

    UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

    2315 Stockton Blvd., PSSB 2100

    Sacramento, CA 95817

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.



  • 16 Jul 2018 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Neurological Surgery specializing in the management of pediatric disorders at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level within the Clinical Neurological Surgery or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery.

    Basic Qualifications: The candidate must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, have earned ABNS board certification/eligibility, and have completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, and teach residents and medical students as part of a multidisciplinary team at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care.

    All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license.

    Sacramento is ideally situated near San Francisco, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe; it has an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top ten sunniest cities in the United States.

    For full consideration, applications must be received by July 13, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Qualified candidates should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02263.

    For additional information:

    Ben Waldau, MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

    bwaldau@ucdavis.edu

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu).



  • 16 Jul 2018 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Start Date: 07/15/2018

    Date: 06/30/2019

    Appointment %: 100%

    Appointment Step: 1

    Pay Rate: $38,112 Annual/$3176 Monthly

    Responsibilities

    The Junior Specialist will work with rat models of intraventricular hemorrhage to assess spatial memory and will be responsible for administering immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests, staining/counting for BrdU/Doublecortin/NeuN in test subjects utilizing Microtome, immunohistochemistry supplies, water maze, Image-J, and AnyMaze. In addition, the candidate will conduct analyses using statistical analysis systems such as SPSS or GraphPad prism and will collect, organize, analyze and interpret the data. The Junior Specialist should have a strong interest in both clinical medicine and clinical neurosurgery research. A candidate who is planning to apply for medical school is preferred.

    Research and Professional Competence:

    The incumbent will be expected to produce contributions of a high academic caliber that will result in scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will participate in weekly lab meetings. The candidate will also be required to attend to other talks given by faculty, both on and off campus throughout the year, which will discuss current and ongoing research projects.

    University and Public service:

    The Junior Specialist will be expected to provide mentorship to rotating undergraduate students.

    The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills in communication and writing, as well as the ability to work independently or in a team.

    Description/Education Background

    The incumbent must have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior or a related field. In addition to a strong background in neurobiology and science, the incumbent will be expected to have experience working in a research laboratory, demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, show critical thinking, be able to communicate ideas and work full-time.

    Preferred qualifications include previous experience in performing water maze testing, immunohistological staining, cryosectioning, and stereological analysis. Additional training on any specialized software will be provided.

    The incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Ben Waldau in the Department of Neurological Surgery.

    Applicants can apply at the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02261 .. to submit their curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Letters of recommendation are preferred but not required. All submitted letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).



  • 16 Jul 2018 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Davis seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Neurological Surgery specializing in the management of spinal disorders at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level within the Clinical Neurological Surgery or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation, and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery.

    • Basic Qualifications: The candidate must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, have earned ABNS board certification/eligibility, and have completed specialized training in spinal neurosurgery. A postgraduate spine fellowship is preferred, but those with a strong enfolded fellowship will be considered. Experience with minimally invasive techniques and managing complex spinal deformity is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, and teach residents and medical students as part of a multidisciplinary team at the UC Davis Spine Center in Sacramento, which includes Orthopedics, PM&R, Pain, and Radiology. Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care.

    All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license and California Fluoroscopy

    Supervisor and Operator Permit.

    Sacramento is ideally situated near San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe with an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top ten sunniest cities in the U.S.

    For full consideration, applications must be received by July 13, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Qualified candidates should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02240

    For additional information: Kee Kim, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery kdkim@ucdavis.edu

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

    • Must possess MD, MD/PhD or DO
    • Board certified/eligible in neurosurgery
    • Completed or nearing completion of a spine fellowship
    • Demonstrated ability in teaching residents and fellows
    • Maintain active neurosurgical clinical practice
    • Conduct clinical and/or basic science research.
    • Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care.
    • All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license.

    The Department of Neurological Surgery utilizes the RECRUIT system to administer the search processes. Applicants apply to the search listed in RECRUIT, completing the required sections,including an optional demographic survey, and attaching required application materials listed in the position description. In most cases, review of application materials will begin once the initial review date has passed.

    The Search Committee, with input from Department faculty and based upon position qualifications,will select the most qualified candidates who may first be interviewed via video or phone. A Shortlist Report will be submitted via RECRUIT to the Associate Vice Chancellor (Academic Personnel) for approval prior to inviting applicants for an interview. Inquiries will be made to individuals who appear to be professionally and academically qualified. Once the first interview is completed, the Search Committee will then select candidates to visit the campus for in-person interviews. Interviews will be arranged with committee members and other appropriate members of the Department (and any related departments). Members of the faculty department will be given an opportunity to participate in the process. The committee will request written comments from those interviewing the candidate.

    The Search Committee Chair or a member of the search Committee will ask each candidate the same questions. References will be called and also will be asked the same questions for each candidate. Final selection of the candidate will be recommended to the department faculty by consensus of the Search Committee based on the qualifications as set forth in the position description, training, accomplishments, results of interviews, letters of recommendation, and calls to references. After the Department faculty have voted on the final candidate, a Search Report will be submitted via RECRUIT to the Associate Vice Chancellor (Academic Personnel) for approval. The Department will be notified of approval of the Search Report and directed to begin the appointment process. The Department will be reminded to submit an electronic copy of a Tentative Offer Letter to Academic Personnel for approval, and an MOU for Appointments that Span Administrative Units (if appropriate).



  • 16 Jul 2018 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis is seeking applicants to fill a faculty position at the rank of the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in one of the following series: Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Professor in-residence or Ladder Rank series - depending upon credentials. Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery. This will entail clinical expertise, research, teaching, and university and public service. This person should be capable of leading a multidisciplinary neuro- oncology team in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    Basic Qualifications: Must possess MD, MD-PhD, or equivalent degree, ABNS or AOA-NS board certified/eligible, previous teaching experience, maintain active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care. All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license.

    Preferred Qualifications: Additional research and/or clinical fellowship training in neuro-oncology is highly desirable. A track record of productive scientific investigation evident in peer-reviewed publications and successful competition for extramural support of laboratory/translational/clinical research is highly valued.

    Located in Sacramento, the University of California Davis Medical Center is the only academic hospital in inland Norther California, serving a catchment area that exceeds 6.5 million people. The hospital includes a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, a Children’s Hospital recognized as an American College of Surgeons level One Trauma Center and Verified Children’s Surgery Center. Sacramento is centrally located near the San Francisco bay area, the Napa Valley region, and Lake Tahoe. The region has an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top sunniest cities in the U.S. As the capitol of California, it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation.

    For full consideration, applications must be received by July 13, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02124 and provide the following: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (PDF), contact information for 3 references and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

    For additional information:

    Kia Shahlaie, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

    krshahlaie@ucdavis.edu

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu).


  • 16 Jul 2018 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Project Scientist to perform research functions in cardiac physiology.

    Project Scientists are members of the Academic Federation. The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project Scientist titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

    I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90% EFFORT)

    Research activity (60%)

    This position requires creative contributions and collaborative development of an active research program examining the mechanism(s) underlying alterations in neuronal excitability across several different neurodegenerative disorders. The primary research project sis to develop and apply advance instrumentation allowing whole brain and single neuron imaging at very high-speed spatiotemporal resolution. The candidate will apply this novel instrumentation to the study of ion channel function and downstream lipid signaling networks across different neuron populations of genetically modified animals.

    The candidate will utilize electrophysiology, TIRF, confocal, and super resolution microscopy. The candidate will also develop algorithms for the analysis of images and electrical signals across. He/she is also expected to instruct graduate students how to use novel imaging instrumentation and all associated image processing and data analysis software.

    Publication (30%)

    The candidate will present research results on conferences and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PIs or other members of the research team.

    Grant Acquisition (10%)

    The candidate will assist in acquiring proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies. The candidate will interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components, as needed.

    II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10% EFFORT)

    The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of neuroscience/biophysics/cell biology and may serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.

    When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.

    III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (0% EFFORT)

    The candidate is not expected to engage in public service and/or teaching classroom courses.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Ph.D. in the fields related to biological sciences
    • Five or more years of research experience in the area of neuroscience, specifically related to the area of lipid-regulation of ion channels, using electrophysiological and optical imaging methods
    • Excellent knowledge of brain anatomy and region-specific function
    • Extensive experience making electrophysiological measurements from organotypic hippocampal slices
    • Extensive experience related to super-resolution imaging and image processing
    • Prior experience quantifying and analyzing cellular lipids using mass spectrometry
    • Required animal handling experience
    • Excellent publication record and communication skills

    SALARY RANGE: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience

    TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Fulltime 100%, 12 months (initial). Expected start date is September 1, 2018

    To Apply:

    To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02209 . For full consideration applications must be received by July 6, 2018 however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), research statement, and list of publications. Applicants should also provide contact information 2 references.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).




  • 16 Jul 2018 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine seeks to hire a full-time Project Scientist at the Assistant rank. The appointee will be required to make creative contributions and increase the collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area in cancer metabolism and in the development of novel therapeutics targeting nuclear receptor proteins in cancer.

    Basic Qualifications: PhD in the fields related to cancer biology, molecular biology or biochemistry. The successful candidate must have 3 or more years of cancer research experience that involves use of experimental approaches in the areas of cancer cell metabolism and cancer therapeutic target identification and/validation, and extensive use of patient-derived xenograft models. Extensive experience in 3D culture system, cell culture and cell biology techniques, and functional genomics approaches is also required.

    Under the direction of Dr. Hongwu Chen, the candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting a series of experiments to investigate the nuclear receptors’ function and their functional mechanisms in cancer metabolism and to determine the value of them as therapeutic targets, using in vitro and animal models. The candidate will also study the potential efficacy, safety and mechanism of action of small-molecule inhibitors that target the regulators and receptors. The candidate should be able to mentor and provide guidance to junior and senior technicians, and work in a team-based laboratory environment, leading projects and working directly with PhD trainees. Publication: The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team. Grant Acquisition: The candidate will assist in acquiring proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies.

    The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings, or educational functions. The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. For full consideration, applications should be received by July 31, 2018; however, this position will remain open until filled or through July 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references online

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    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. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/). If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.



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