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Junior Specialist - Biomedical Sciences

Job #JPF06151

  • NEURO PHYSIO & BEHAVIOR / COLLEGE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / UC Davis

Apply now: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06151/

POSITION OVERVIEW

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2.

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: December 7, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis, in conjunction with PREP@UC Davis, invites applications for six (6) Junior Specialists in basic biomedical sciences.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Junior Specialists will be actively involved in studies focusing on questions in cell, molecular, developmental biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, genetics,
or genomics. Candidates will be expected to devote 30 hours per week to research.

I. RESEARCH in specialized areas (95%)
Research may involve laboratory work, computation, data analysis, participating in laboratory group and other meetings, and assisting with writing manuscripts for publication. The Junior Specialist will assist the PI or other academic members of the lab in areas such as study design, collecting and interpreting data, and revising plans for future experiments.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (0%)
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
University Service includes mentoring undergraduates or others in the lab.

Programhttp://prep.ucdavis.edu

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
These positions are funded by the US National Institutes of Health, which mandates the following basic qualifications.
• Hold a bachelor’s degree in a bio-medically relevant science from an accredited US college or university awarded no more than 36 months prior to applying.
• Be citizens or permanent residents of the US.
• Be a member of a group underrepresented in biomedical research as defined by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, i.e., African American, Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, disabled, or come from a disadvantaged background.
• Intend to pursue Ph.D. study in the biomedical sciences.

Please note that, per the Junior Specialist's contractual policy, applicants cannot have earned an MS degree.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

In addition, applicants must have at minimum an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive, label and document graphic and tabular data for publication, proposals, and/or presentations. The 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Document Requirements - • Statement of Purpose, 3 single-spaced pages maximum. In this statement of purpose, please describe (1) your past research experience (if you have not done research, describe an experiment or project from a class), (2) current scientific interests and career goals, and (3) how your life experiences have brought you to apply to PREP@UCD.

    • Eligibility: write a statement of no more than 50 words that specifies the NIH eligibility criteria that you satisfy. For more information, see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html [be a member of a group underrepresented in biomedical research as defined by the NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences: (a) individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, i.e., African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; (b) have a documented disability; or (c) come from a disadvantaged background, based on satisfying two or more of the listed criteria]
    • List of five PREP@UCD faculty with whom you would like to work, followed by a one-line description of how you learned about PREP@UCD.
    • Transcripts (or unofficial copy) from all College or Universities attended. For students currently enrolled in classes, please provide transcripts with grades through the end of Fall 2023. For students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, please include a final transcript.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
    Please limit your DEI statement to at most one (1) page, single spaced.
     

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Three letters of reference, with at least two from faculty in the sciences. Letters must be uploaded to the UC Recruit website. Please do not send them separately. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06151

Help contact: clhom@ucdavis.edu

About UC DAVIS

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

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

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 UC Davis 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

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended
from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

 

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JOB LOCATION

Davis, California

Junior Specialist - Kuo Lab

Apply now: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06317/apply
View this position online: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06317

POSITION OVERVIEW

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2.

APPLICATION WINDOW

 

Open date: February 15, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 15, 2024 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.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis invites applications for qualified Junior Specialists (JPF06317)
in general support of molecular, cellular, epigenetic, genetics, and physiological experiments related to the study of diabetes. A majority of activities will be
conducted in the lab. The position can be filled on a part-time basis.

 

Research (90%)
This position requires intellectual contributions to an active research program investigating pancreatic islet biology, transcription factors, epigenetics,
genetics, and metabolic disorder. The candidate will perform experiments for defined projects leveraging both in vivo and in vitro methods, document and
organize results, and participate in the preparation of scientific publication and grant proposals. The candidate will be trained to develop plans to achieve
scientific goals, perform experiments to test working hypothesis, and interpret the results. The candidate will contribute creatively to the project through
study design, application of the Scientific Method, and revision of plans for future experiments. He/she will be responsible for the upkeep of the lab: ordering
consumables, requesting quotes from company representatives, and ensuring the lab is a clean and safe place to work. Experience in colony management is
required. Excellence in standard laboratory techniques (PCR, cloning, and DNA and protein electrophoresis) and strong work ethic are expected. Candidate
must be comfortable handling and working with mouse model systems. Individual with a deep interest in science, programming skills, and an ambition to excel
in diabetes research are highly sought.

 

Professional competence (5%)
The candidate will actively contribute to the weekly lab meeting or journal club, and will be expected to present on an average of 2 times a year on research
progress or scientific paper, respectively. 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 research results to the 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.

Service (5%)
The candidate will act as a mentor for undergraduate volunteers in the lab, and provide training in lab procedures.

Departmenthttps://npb.ucdavis.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate must have an earned Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related discipline.
Experience in analyzing large datasets (such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq) using web-based platform and/or computer programming. Ability to work with Excel,
PowerPoint, and ImageJ is required. Colony management is expected.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Experience in analyzing large datasets (such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq) using web-based platform and/or computer programming. Ability to work with Excel,
PowerPoint, and ImageJ is required. Colony management is expected.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Experience in islet biology and cell culture are preferred. Programming skills are preferred.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be
    used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one
    is requested.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06317

Help contact: kmismith@ucdavis.edu

 

ABOUT UC DAVIS

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

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

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 UC Davis 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

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended
from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

2023 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity logo
2023 Forbes Best Employers for Women logo

JOB LOCATION

Davis, CA