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Junior Specialist - Neurosci & Behav (Morrison Lab)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 2nd, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Aug 13, 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: Monday, Sep 30, 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 California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, has an opening for non-tenured, academic term appointments as a Junior Specialist for our Neuroscience and Behavior Unit. Please visit the website below for information:
Assist with research activities relating to the characterization of synaptic health in cognitive aging and in neurological disorders in primates by working closely with the senior research team, under the direction of the PI and laboratory manager. Provide support in lab/field experiments which includes interpretation of research results from data collection reports for academic publications/manuscripts.
Perform field, lab or bench research. (e.g. perform behavioral testing; collect specimens; manage databases). Engage in research activity for academic publications which includes meeting with PI, research team to discuss current and future research projects. Jr Specialist will do labwork, produce data that helps us to fulfill the specific aims of established grants, will produce research and data reports for inclusion in academic publications, and will assist in drafting/editing methods sections to reflect the work performed. Contribute to drafting statistical reports and analysis for presentations at professional conferences which will include drafting and editing research reports for appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations. Work with PIs and Research and Grant Financial Manager on pre-award coordination
including gathering data to report to awarding agencies. Participate in training activities, such as mentoring undergraduate interns/researchers and training in lab work and data analysis. Incumbent encouraged to present orally at public events, committee service in the areas of safety, animal care, facilities, Picnic Day Planning, or have provided mentorship of undergraduate students.
Bachelor's Degree is required. Bachelor's degree in Animal Behavior Science, Psychology or related biological sciences field. UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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Davis, CA

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (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
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