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Assistant Professor in Physiology

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Assistant Professor in Physiology (JPF03797)

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in animal physiology, broadly defined.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Candidates whose research focuses on the mechanistic basis of organismal function, and spans multiple levels of biological organization, are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of research areas that complement departmental strengths include, but are not limited to: endocrine and neuroendocrine mechanisms of adaptation to varying environmental conditions on a variety of time scales, including changing seasons, life cycle stages, nutrition, conditions of health and disease, and human-induced environmental change; physiology of metabolism as it relates to changes in supply and demand in response to these conditions and time scales; mechanisms and consequences of biological rhythms; and the mechanistic basis of animal movement, including biomechanics and neuromuscular physiology. A substantial behavioral component, and a focus on animals in natural environments, is desirable but not necessary. Candidates whose research program integrates basic biology with applied clinical applications will have the potential for a joint Assistant Professor in Residence appointment with the UC Davis School of Medicine.


Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the Department and College. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is also an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

 

 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  
  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with significant post-doctoral experience in Physiology or related disciplines.
 

 ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department and has the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:

For full consideration, applications must be completed by November 23, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled through July 1, 2021

 

TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit materials online. Please include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research (2-3 pages), statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (1-2 pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. In addition, applicants may submit up to 3 publications.

Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. In their statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion the candidate should demonstrate a track record (calibrated to career stage) and/or awareness of issues related to teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Guidelines for the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found here.

 

QUESTIONS:

Feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair Dr. Dave Furlow with questions related to this job announcement.

For administrative questions contact Dianna Smith.


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, age or protected veteran status. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy. 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 USCIS E-Verify.  
 
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Assistant Professor of Teaching(JPF03792)

 The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching (JPF03792).


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Biological Sciences announces an Assistant Professor of Teaching faculty position in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. Professors of Teaching are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will teach both lower and upper division undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses within the NPB major. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, work with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, and develop a successful discipline-based educational research program. 

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional teaching, educational research and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self- identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. The successful candidate will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.  Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

The official title of the position is Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). LPSOEs are Academic Senate faculty members eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment,” which is analogous to tenure.

 

 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  

PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines and experience teaching college-level biology courses.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

Documented success in some or all of the following areas:

  • Teaching large undergraduate classes.
  • Experiential learning.
  • Use of evidence-based teaching practices.
  • Use of modern instructional technology including virtual classrooms and online environments.
  • Ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations.
  • Experience conducting education research.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:

Open date: October 1st, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

TO APPLY:

Application packages should be submitted online. Include a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education plans (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website.

 

QUESTIONS:

Please direct questions to Dr. William DeBello here wmdebello@ucdavis.edu.

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, age or protected veteran status. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy. 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 USCIS E-Verify.  
 
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 

Junior Specialist – Huising Lab

Junior Specialist (JPF03730) Huising Lab

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified Junior Specialists (JPF03730) in general support of molecular, cellular, microscopy-based and physiological experiments related to the study of diabetes.


Flexibility in working hours is expected to be responsive to the ongoing requirements to engage in physical distancing in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of SARS-CoV2. Working remotely for those activities that can be conducted away from the lab is encouraged, although a majority of activities will have to be conducted in the lab. This position can be filled on a part-time basis.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

 

Research (90%)

This position requires creative contributions to an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of islet biology and diabetes. The candidate will help to determine research goals for defined projects in regular consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design and spearhead specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques and to document and organize the results in preparation of scientific publications or grant proposals. The candidate will train and coordinate the activities of a pool of undergraduate students regarding the technical aspects of the research, including colony management and PCR-based genotyping, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results, planning follow-up experiments. He/she will be responsible for the upkeep of the lab: ordering consumables, requesting quotes and interacting with company representatives where applicable, and ensuring that the lab is a clean and safe place to work. Experience in pancreatic islet biology is necessary, as is affinity for a variety of microscopy-based imaging techniques. Experience with quantification of image-based large datasets and experience with software packages such as ImageJ, Fiji, Matlab, Nikon Elements is required. Excellence in standard laboratory techniques (PCR, cloning, DNA and protein electrophoresis) and a strong work ethic are expected. Candidate must be comfortable handling and working with mouse model systems.


Professional competence (5%)


The candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the weekly lab meeting and will present to that same forum an average of 2 times a year on the research progress made. Separately, the candidate will lead an average of 2 journal club discussions a year, which requires the selection of an appropriate scientific publication and the discussion of its merit. The candidate will attend seminars and may present research results and is encouraged to interact with professional interest groups. The candidate will be allowed to engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public. This position requires excellent organization skills and precise execution of experiments, strong work ethic, good communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


Service (5%)

The incumbent will act as a mentor for undergraduate volunteers in the lab, and provide training in lab procedures, both online and in person in accordance to prevailing recommendations on in-person interactions.

 

 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  
  • Experience in PCR, immunofluorescence and standard laboratory techniques is expected, as well
    as a good working knowledge of confocal microscopy.

  • BSc degree in biological sciences or
    related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other appropriate degree preferred
  • Familiarity with NIH training grants
  • Experience writing progress reports
  • Experience administrating an academic program

 

SALARY RANGE:

Step I - $44,500 [100% annual] or Step II - $47,400 [100% annual],commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:

Short term, up to two years. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:

As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open until June 30, 2021 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. Please note: The use of a junior specialist pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit materials online. Please include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing your specific qualifications for this position and contact information for 3 references.

QUESTIONS:

Administrative contact: Dianna Smith, dbsmith@ucdavis.edu

Faculty contact: Dr. Mark Huising, mhuising@ucdavis.edu


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, age or protected veteran status. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy. 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 USCIS E-Verify.  
 
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 

 

Junior Specialist – Psychosis Study Technical

Junior Specialist Position

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified Junior Specialists (JPF03559) to serve as technically-oriented junior specialists for the Defining the Neural Circuitry of Agency Deficits in Psychotic Disorders study at the UC Davis Medical Center.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Research (90%)

This study is under the direction of Dr. Wilsaan Joiner and in collaboration with Dr. Cameron Carter’s Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Laboratory. The goal of the study is to use tools from cognitive neuroscience to explore how disruptions in a person’s ability to distinguish external versus self-initiated actions may influence visual perception and contribute to positive symptoms of psychosis (e.g., hallucinations and delusions). The incumbent will benefit from the opportunity to take part in research that spans two laboratories with expertise in sensorimotor integration and psychosis. Office space and the majority of daily research activities will take place at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center in Sacramento with weekly visits to the Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory in Davis.


The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbant will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbant will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab the incumbent may have the opportunity to contribute to writing and review of relevant manuscripts. Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation. The incumbent will 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 with PI and others in the lab.

Professional Competence (5%)

This position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation at relevant conferences, such as Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available). The incumbent is expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help incumbents develop their career goals. The incumbent will also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

Service (5%)

The incumbent will act as a mentor for undergraduate volunteers in the lab, and provide training in lab procedures.

 
 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a related field
  • Experience collecting and organizing data
  • Experience working in a team-oriented research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work demands simultaneously
 
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous programming experience and/or coursework (e.g., shell scripting, Matlab, python, E-prime)
  • Previous experience with Linux/Unix-based computers
  • Previous experience and/or coursework in neuroimaging data collection and analysis (e.g. scanning, SPM, FSL, AFNI)
PREFERRED
 
  •  Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric disorders.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:

As openings occur, appointments are madecontingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open until April 30, 2021 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. Please note: The use of
a junior specialist pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.

 

SALARY RANGE

Step I - $42,300 [100% annual] or Step II - $45,100 [100% annual],
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:

Short term, up to two years. Appointments may be made up to 100%. 
 

TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit materials online. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their specific qualifications for this particular position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Generic cover letters that do not address the specific qualifications for this position are not acceptable. Documents/materials must
be submitted as PDF files.

 
QUESTIONS:

Please direct questions to Dr. Wilsaan Joiner.

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, age or protected veteran status. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy. 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 USCIS E-Verify.  
 
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 

Junior Specialist – Psychosis Study Coordinator

Junior Specialist
 

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified Junior Specialists (JPF03555) to serve as the study coordinator for the Defining the Neural Circuitry of Agency Deficits in Psychotic Disorders study at UC Davis Medical Center.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Research (90%)This study is under the direction of Dr. Wilsaan Joiner and in collaboration with Dr. Cameron Carter’s Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Laboratory. The goal of the study is to use tools from cognitive neuroscience to explore how disruptions in a person’s ability to distinguish external versus self-initiated actions may influence visual perception and contribute to positive symptoms of psychosis (e.g., hallucinations and delusions). The incumbent will benefit from the opportunity to take part in research that spans two laboratories with expertise in sensorimotor integration and psychosis. Office space and the majority of daily research activities will take place at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center in Sacramento with weekly visits to the Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory in Davis.


The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbant will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbant will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab the incumbent may have the opportunity to contribute to writing and review of relevant manuscripts. Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation. The incumbent will 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 with PI and others in the lab.

Professional Competence (5%)

This position requires strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation at relevant conferences, such as Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available). The incumbent is expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help incumbents develop their career goals. The incumbent will also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

Service (5%)

The incumbent will act as a mentor for undergraduate volunteers in the lab, and provide training in lab procedures.

 

 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience or a related field

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience collecting and organizing data
  • Scheduling and/or calendaring experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work demands simultaneously
  • Experience working in a team-oriented research environment
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  
  •  Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric disorders
  •  Fluency in Spanish (oral & written)

SALARY RANGE:

Step I - Step I - $42,300 [100% annual] or Step II - $45,100 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:

As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open until April 30, 2021 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. Please note: The use of a junior specialist pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:

Short term, up to two years. Appointments may be part time (50%) up to full time (100)%.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit materials online. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their specific qualifications for this particular position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Generic cover letters that do not address the specific qualifications for this position are not acceptable. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

QUESTIONS:

Please direct questions to Dr. Wilsaan Joiner.

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, age or protected veteran status. University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy. 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 USCIS E-Verify.  
 
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 

Assistant Project Scientist – Baar Lab

Assistant Project Scientist Position

Baar Lab

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position (up to 100%) in the Baar Lab.. 

 

NATURE AND PURPOSE

 

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 (e.g., 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 Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 

I. RESEARCH (90%) This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the nutritional regulation of human health and performance.

 

Research activity – The candidate will work with Prof Baar to determine their research goals. The optimal candidate will have a PhD, experience as a dietician/nutritionist with elite professional/Olympic sports teams and a demonstrated history in developing novel projects based on the role of nutrition in performance and the optimization of muscular adaptation to exercise and aging. The candidate will help design the appropriate methods and techniques and will coordinate IRB approvals for human studies. The preferred candidate will have a history of supervising students and/or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.

 

Publication – The preferred candidate will have a strong publication record and will be expected to 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 according to the Policy on the Determination of Authorship in the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory.

 

Grant Acquisition – The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated record of successful applications for research funds and the ability to work with nutrition companies to raise money/research products. The successful candidate will be expected to assist Prof Baar in acquiring funding from federal and state and private funding organizations. They will assist in the preparation of reports as required and will interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications as needed.

 

II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10%) The successful candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to dieticians or nutritionists for human health and performance and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. This 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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in exercise physiology, sports nutrition or related field.  Applicants should have at 10 years of experience initiating, conducting and publishing research studies in exercise physiology, with a focus on the metabolic and hormonal consequences of energy deficiency and exercise training.  In addition, relevant skills include experience performing ELISA assays for hormone determination, using a GnRB knee laximeter, and performing body composition analysis (skinfolds, bio-impedance, and densitometry techniques), fitness testing (VO2max and lactate), and dietary analysis techniques (weighed food logs and dietary recalls). The candidate should also have experience securing research funds, designing exercise training protocols, writing and working closely with the IRB and recruiting subjects, collecting performance data, and analyzing statistical data.  Applicants should submit materials online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03913Please include a curriculum vita, a description of past research experience (up to 2 pages) and a personal statement including future research interests (if hired into this position) and career goals (up to 1 page) and contact information for 3 references.  Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by February 10, 2021 to receive full consideration. Administrative contact:  Dianna Smith, dbsmith@ucdavis.edu; Faculty contact:  Keith Baar, kbaar@ucdavis.edu.   For more information on this position and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: https://npb.ucdavis.edu/careers.

 

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

 

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.

 

 

Junior Specialist – Smith Lab

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND BEHAVIOR

JUNIOR SPECIALIST (JPF03942)

 

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified Junior Specialists (JPF03942) to serve in support of Cultured Meat Consortium and exploration of potential cellular sources.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 

Research (90%) 

This position requires creative contributions to a new research program investigating topics in cultured meat, with an emphasis on investigation of potential cellular sources. The candidate will assist in determining research goals for defined projects in regular consultation with the Principal Investigator. S/he will spearhead specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques and the documentation and organization of results in preparation of scientific publication or grant proposals. The candidate will contribute to training and coordination of the activities of students regarding the technical aspects of the research, to include: primary cell isolation, cell culture, RNA isolation, PCR, trouble-shooting issues, interpreting results, and planning follow-up experiments. S/he will be responsible for lab upkeep, including ordering of consumables and ensuring the lab is a clean and safe place to work. The candidate will receive specific training for duties required. Experience in muscle physiology, primary cell isolation, cell culture, microscopy, and media preparation are highly sought. Skill in standard laboratory techniques, quality communication skills, and a strong work ethic are expected.

 

Professional Competence (5%)

The candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the Cultured Meat Consortium, including engagement in monthly seminars and presenting results annually. weekly lab meetings and present in that forum an average of 2 times per year on research progress. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to actively contribute to journal clubs designed to discuss an appropriate scientific publication related to lab research. The candidate is encouraged to attend seminars, present research outside the lab setting, and interact with professional interest groups. The candidate will be allowed to engage in public outreach activities that include presenting research results to the public.

 

Service (5%)  

The incumbent will act as a mentor for students in the lab and provide training in lab procedures.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in Food Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience in standard laboratory techniques (pipetting, making solutions, etc)

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in primary cell isolation from tissue
  • Experience in stem cell culture and differentiation

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in media development for cultured meat products
  • Experience in bovine cell culture and differentiation towards fat and muscle
  • Affinity and experience in the field of cultivated meat or cellular agriculture

SALARY RANGE: Step I - $44,500 [100% Annual] or Step II $47,400 [100% annual], commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE:  As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open until June 30, 2021 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. Please note: The use of a junior specialist pool does not guarantee that an open position exists.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Short term, up to two years. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

 

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:  https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03942. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their specific qualifications for this particular position, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Generic cover letters that do not address the specific qualifications for this position are not acceptable.  Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

 

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to lucsmith@ucdavis.edu.

 

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

 

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.