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Jr Specialists working with Dr Peggy Wu

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 22nd, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 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.


The Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for one part time qualified Junior Specialists position. As a Junior Specialist, the candidates will assume responsibilities in assisting and conducting Clinical research under the direction of Dr. Peggy Wu.
Dr. Wu's clinical research team conducts cutting edge epidemiologic research, clinical trials, translational research in the areas of dermatitis and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Dr. Wu is the director of the UC Davis Dermatology Patch Test Clinic. Her research has been supported by the university and several foundational grants. Dr. Wu has a track record of mentorship and high-impact publications.

The incumbent in this position will:
Contribute to translational and clinical research projects by
• Prepare documents for submission to the IRB
• Aid in the preparation of grant applications
• Providing and coordinating clinical studies that may involve industry sponsored Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies.
• Communicate with sponsors
• Recruit and screen study participants
• Coordinate participant clinical visits, and follow-up care, and ensure compliance with study protocols
• Assist in all activities related to clinical trials and translational research.
• Manage datasets, records, and research documentation.
• Become facile with RedCap, Excel, Endnote
• Educate and mentor volunteer and students as required, such as allowing them to shadow you in your work.

General Responsibilities:
Participate in appropriate professional/technical groups and other educational and research organizations. For example, attend and present at the UC Davis Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, UC Davis Department of Dermatology Clinical Research meetings; attend one national conference, either the Society of Investigative Dermatology annual meeting, the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, or the American Contact Dermatitis Society annual or mid-year meeting.
• Participate in publication of research activities such as reviewing journal articles and presentation.
• Develop and submit publications including abstracts and manuscripts.
• Attend and present at local and national research meetings.

• Participate in activities of Lab Safety Committee (Departmental)

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, or related field.
Able to compile, understand, and interpret data
Ability to work cooperatively and collegiality within a diverse environment.
1 year of laboratory experience (required)

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of IRB and clinical trials preferred

Step 1 $39,500 annually- [100%] or Step II - $42,100 annually [100%], Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is open effective May 22, 2019 with an initial review date of June 5, 2019. The position will close on October 31, 2019.

Short term, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%. Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a PDF of their curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references online at

Please direct questions to Valerie Bartole 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.
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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)