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Junior Specialist - Lam Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 28th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Nov 11, 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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 Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire one, 50% part time employee as a Junior Specialist.

The individual will work on the cancer drug discovery project involving the characterization of a short peptides with anti-cancer activity. This is a joint cancer drug discovery project between Dr. Kit Lam and Dr. Binh Dao of Sacramento City College.

  1. Design and synthesis of OBOC combinatorial libraries.
  2. Screening of combinatorial libraries.
  3. Peptide synthesis.
  4. Cell-based assays and biochemical assays development for combinatorial library screening and lead compound characterization.
  5. Maintenance of cancer cell culture.
  6. 3D-cell culture method development.

The individual will participate in conferences appropriate to their specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The individual will attend seminars organized by UC Davis such as cancer center symposium to present research results internally and nationally, such as American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) and ACS meetings.

The individual will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to public high schools and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 10, 2019; however, this position will remain open until filled or through June 30, 2020. Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references online.

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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Please direct questions to Emily Gonzalez;

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)