DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY Jr. Specialist Position - RESEARCH SUPPORT - 2019-2020
The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis invites applications for up to 8 qualified Junior Specialists for research support. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on basic science research. The successful candidates will also participate in research laboratory support including; assisting with various research projects, organizing and maintaining lab supplies, research documentation searches and working with volunteers and students. The appointees will work under the supervision of one of our many Researchers.
General responsibilities may include: RESEARCH (80%):
Develop, perform, and contribute to translational and basic science research projects
Manage datasets, records, and research documentation
Educate students and mentor students in the laboratory as required
Prepare laboratory orders and maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies
Participate in the writing and preparing of manuscripts and research publications Writing, and editing various grant proposals including grant renewal applications Contribute to translational and basic science research projects
Ensure laboratory supplies are well stocked, and laboratory work areas are kept clean and free of potential contamination issues.
Perform pathology techniques (tissue fixation/embedding, cryosectioning, and staining) on animal tissue samples
Establish and maintain human and animal cell culture lines using sterile techniques
Independently perform cellular and molecular biology assays including: flow cytometry, ELISA, PCR, and immunocytochemistry
Prepare sterile media/reagents and maintain sterile facilities (incubator)
Correctly use and maintain laboratory equipment such as micro-plate reader, balances, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, cryostat, and laminar flow hoods
Update/ modify standard laboratory procedures to fulfill the needs of each research project.
Other related jobs assigned by supervisor
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (10%):
Participation in surgery and bioengineering conferences and professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations
Review of journal manuscripts and other publications related to surgery and bioengineering research
Additional education and credentials as related to surgery and bioengineering research
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (10%):
Committee service for lab safety, animal care, facilities, and mentorship of volunteer students
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology or a related discipline
Knowledge of basic molecular/cell biology techniques and terminology
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and an interest in basic science; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
SALARY: Step 1, $19.50 per hour/ $40,700 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Funding will come from existing grants.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Up to 8 positions
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Appointments may be made up to 100% time, benefits included based on appointment percentage. Duration: 1-2 years. On call and weekend work may be required, but will be scheduled ahead of time.
For full consideration, applications must be received by November 29, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled, or through November 11, 2020.
Please direct questions to Racheal McGaha via email: [email protected] Subject line should read: 2019-20 Research Support
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