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Junior Specialist I, Cardiovascular Division

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 14th, 2018
Last review date: June 29th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 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 Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for 2 qualified Junior Specialists.

These positions will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases.

Successful candidates will actively participate in basic and translational research studies in the regulation and mechanisms in cardiac fibrosis and arrhythmias using in vivo and in vitro models.

General responsibilities include:

Developing and working on research projects under the direction of the principal investigator. The main responsibility of the Junior Specialists in the lab will include working in a project to test the effects of environmental toxicants on cardiac fibrosis and cardiac arrhythmias using in vivo functional analyses and in vitro assessment using flow cytometry. The applicants will also assist in the development and analyses of in vitro and in vivo models of cardiovascular diseases using stem cells and gene-targeted mouse models.

Junior Specialist are required to 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. Also, participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations; and, review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to the areas of expertise. The ideal candidates will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

University and Public Service: For Junior Specialist, University and/or public service will include committee service in the areas of safety, animal care, facilities, and mentorship of undergraduate and high school students.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in biology or in a related field [with a minimum of two-year experience in laboratory and/or field research.

Successful candidates will also participate in veterinarian and/or biomedical education, as well as rigorous research methodologies, meaning the successful candidate will receive veterinarian and/or biomedical education as well as rigorous research methodologies during the course of the planned research.

Excellent communication, social and organizational skills and the ability to work in teams effectively and interact with others are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Animal handling, genotyping analyses, flow cytometry.


Step I - $38,112 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Number of Positions Available: 2

Term Of Appointment:

Short-term 2-year maximum Exempt appointment, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for at least three references by 6/29/18 Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files via

This posting will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Chandra Reid at

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

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

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