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Jr. Specialist Dr. Martinez-Cerdeno Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 10th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Oct 24, 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.

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION
This position provides research support to the laboratory of Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for research on the anatomy of the brain in autism. Experience human brain tissue is required.

The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists 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. Junior Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to their research area of expertise. The Junior Specialist will serve the public and University by mentoring students, interns, and volunteers on lab operations and projects.

RESEARCH (80%)
The candidate will assist with duties related to rodent care and handling, human tissue and cell culture, and histological evaluation of human brain structure.

Responsibilities include keeping track of laboratory supplies, placing orders to purchase supplies and equipment, maintaining a database of all laboratory supplies and purchases.

The candidate will perform basic histological procedures to prepare brain tissue for staining (e.g. Nissl, immunostaining).

The candidate will maintain a clean and orderly working environment in the laboratory and will help or aid other lab members in the performance of their work.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (10%)
• The incumbent will have opportunities to develop presentation abilities in laboratory meetings and the departmental meeting and other on-campus events.
• The incumbent will be encouraged to read appropriate literature and discuss during laboratory meetings.
• The incumbent will be encouraged to have membership with appropriate societies and participate in appropriate meetings and groups on-campus.
• The incumbent will serve as a key coordinator in large scale collaboration for studies in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing Sections

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (10%)
• Mentorship of undergraduate students including summer interns in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as rotating biomedical students.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in biological sciences or a related field
• Previous demonstrated experience in studying brain tissue

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficient computer skills including spreadsheet and database software
• Ability to work with rodent tissue, human tissue and human cell lines
• Flexible to changing demands of research tasks
• Professional approach to work and attention to detail
• Ability to review literature and follow the exact protocols of others’
• Enthusiastic in learning new lab skills

Salary:
Step I - $39,500 Annually, 100% FTE

Number of Positions Available: 1

Term of Appointment:
One year with possibility to extend. Non-Exempt appointment based on the needs of the research project. 100% Appointment.

Please submit:
Cover Letter, CV (Required) or Resume, and Contact Information for 3-5 references (Required)to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03207.

This posting will remain open until filled through 06/30/2020.

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:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)