Junior Specialist in Cell Culture of Human Brain University of California Davis, Department of Neurological Surgery United States

DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities of this position will include planning, execution, and presentation of research on immune responses to brain tumors. A successful candidate will participate in lab activities, including cell culture of human brain tumors and immune cells with molecular analysis and animal experiments in mice. The candidate will also be responsible for collecting human tissue samples from the operating room and clinic and processing them for experimental analysis. This will be done in collaboration with the Lab PI, other laboratory staff and 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.


Education Background:
The incumbent must have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in biological sciences or a related field. In addition to a strong background in biomedical science, the incumbent will be expected to have experience working in a research laboratory. Demonstrated ability to work independently, taking initiative, making critical decisions and communication of ideas. Must have the ability to work full-time. 
Preferred qualifications include previous experience in molecular biology, including cell culture, immunohistochemistry, Western Blot, PCR, flow cytometry, and experience working with mice.


The incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Orin Bloch in the Department of Neurological Surgery.


Research and Professional Competence: 
The incumbent will be expected to produce contributions of a high academic caliber that will result in authorship on scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. They will participate in weekly laboratory meetings and attend educational research conferences in the Department of Neurological Surgery. The candidate will also be required to attend to other talks given by faculty throughout the year, which will discuss current and ongoing research projects.


University and Public service:
The Junior Specialist may be expected to provide mentorship to undergraduate research assistants that rotate through the lab. They will be expected to work collaboratively with graduate and medical students on rotation in the lab.


Basic Qualifications 
The incumbent must have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in biological sciences or a related field. Experience working in a research laboratory. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability to work full-time.


Preferred Qualifications 
Preferred qualifications include previous experience in molecular biology, including cell culture, immunohistochemistry, Western Blot, PCR, flow cytometry, and experience working with mice. Training will be provided for technical skills which are new to the candidate.


SALARY RANGE: Step I - $39,500 [100% annual] or Step II - $42,100 [100% annual]), commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is funded at 100% time and is contracted for a year. There is the possibility of a year extension depending on work performance. This contract cannot be extended beyond two years. This job is geared for someone planning to take a year or two off before going to medical or professional school.


To apply, please submit applications at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02701
To receive the fullest consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as PDF files 
and provide contact information for 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/).


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.


REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested. 
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2 required (contact information only)

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