Junior Specialist

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


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.

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