05 Sep 2018 6:57 AM | Anonymous

Junior Specialist

UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — Sacramento, California United States

Position Type: Full Time

Degree Level: Bachelor's

Desired Class Level(s): Alum, UC Davis, Alum, Other UC, Alum, Other


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist. The project that this position will be working on will determine the role of Chandellier cells in autism by unraveling their morphological and connectional properties. This project will provide a thorough understanding of the GABAergic system in the human cerebral cortex in autism, and will have a great impact on translational research directed towards providing novel treatment for individuals with autism.

General responsibilities include: The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists are required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Junior Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to their research area of expertise. The successful candidate will also participate in monthly lab meetings, discussing ongoing and future projects with clinical and research faculty and staff. The candidate will attend discussions with collaborators such as monthly Clinical Pathological Conferences, weekly research meetings, Pathology Grand Rounds, Neurology Grand Rounds, Alzheimer’s conferences, and other relevant presentations. The Junior Specialist will serve the public and University by mentoring students, interns, and volunteers on lab operations and projects. 

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.

Ability to quickly gain knowledge and understanding to efficiently and effectively learn and perform the following tasks: Participate in neuroscience research projects in at the Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine. Assist with duties related to rodent care and handling, human tissue and cell culture, and histological evaluation of human brain structure. Perform basic histological procedures to prepare brain tissue for staining (e.g. Nissl, immunostaining). Assist on human tissue care and database Purchase laboratory supplies Train students in basic laboratory technics Participate in the preparation of scientific manuscripts

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science or a related field with previous laboratory course experience.

  • Should have experience with: Human brain and rodent brain work, Photography of samples, Freezing sliding microtome , Paraffin microtome, Cryostat , Vibratome, Nissl staining, Fluorescence, Immunostaining, Enzymatic fluorescence, Mounting of slices, Golgi, In situ, Light microscope, Confocal microscope, Figure work 
  • Must respond timely to email and voicemail messages. Must be able to function in a loud, hectic environment 
  • Must be attentive and reliable with various modes of communications (email, calls, texts, etc.) 
  • Must possess good inter-personal skills and be capable of working with a variety of personalities 
  • Must have a car or other reliable transportation

Salary: Step I - $39,500 annual, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Number of Positions Available: 1 

Term Of Appointment: Short-term 2-year maximum Exempt appointment, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%. This posting will remain open until filled through JUNE 30, 2019. Applicants should submit Cover Letter (Optional), CV (Required) or Resume, and Contact Information for three references (Required) at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02325.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Vadim Gol at vgol@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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

Location: Sacramento, California United States

ID: 841154

UCD Student Employment Center Posting


Departmental Division

Pathology and Lab Medicine

Job Function

Bio Sci: Laboratory/Research, Researcher, Research and Development, Scientific Research

Desired Start Date: August 13, 2018

Duration: 1 Year

Approximate Hours Per Week: 40

Travel Percentage: No Travel

Salary Level: $39,500

Requires Background Check: Yes

Desired Major(s): Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences/Neuroscience, Biological Sciences/Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, Biological Sciences/Genetics and Genomics 1. Apply

Important Dates

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2019

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