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Junior Specialist - BME

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 21st, 2018
Last review date: March 17th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 1st, 2019
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.


The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for Junior Specialist positions. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in degree in biomedical engineering, engineering, neurobiology or related field, or equivalent research experience.

A successful candidate should have experience in using existing data in the lab and applying cutting edge computational approaches to the analysis of the data. They will work with the PI to become familiar with the existing data structures and computational approaches and design hypothesis driven research questions to analyze the data that provide new understanding of the systems under study. They will also identify creative way to address any need for revision of experimental protocols. A candidate in this position is expected to collect, organize, and present data, engage in lab meetings and discussions on research, and assist in the interpretation and publication of those data. The candidate will be mentored regarding career paths in academia or industry and receive support to present data at conferences and contribute to the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in advanced computational skills including Matlab, C++, JAVA and/or python. Candidate should have the ability to follow health, chemical, and safety guidelines and instructions. Candidate should have the ability to prioritize and schedule work to meet deadlines and to flexibility to accommodate changes in projects as the need arises. Candidates who are seeking future advanced degrees in the neurosciences or related field are preferred.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system ( Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for 3-5 references. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee at

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open 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.

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: .

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

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter

  • 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 for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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