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Project Scientist BME

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 11th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jun 8, 2020 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, Mar 11, 2021 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

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Project Scientist positions. We aim to recruit an outstanding individual with the appropriate background and/or experience capable of interacting with our many collaborators and working without supervision.

Candidates should have a PhD in biology, chemistry, engineering, the physical sciences, or related field. A broad range of skills in biological techniques/chemical techniques/instrumentation, preclinical studies, good interpersonal and organization skills, and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required. Candidates should have 2-5 years of post-PhD experience.

The position is funded by multiple extramural grants. It is anticipated that approximately 70-90% of the time will be spent designing and implementing original research experiments, assisting in the creation of new grant applications, and writing original manuscripts. The remaining 10-30% of the time will be devoted to the organization and management of the lab, which will include participation in the daily activities of the lab including maintenance of equipment, and training of other researchers (e.g., graduate students) in the scientific method as well as biological techniques and chemistry techniques. Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

The Project Scientist is evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise. The Project Scientist will maintain professional competence and perform university and public service. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is the newest Department in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. It is housed in the interdisciplinary Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building alongside faculty in the Genome Center and several School of Medicine programs, including Pharmacology. The Department is also home to the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, a state-of-the-art facility for in vivo imaging in animal models, and TEAM (Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine). The UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. The Radiology Department has a vibrant research environment encompassing cutting-edge instrumentation development and very close links with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging.

UC Davis is the only California University with both a Medical School and a School of Veterinary Medicine. The College of Engineering integrates teaching, research, and service to society, defining the frontiers of engineering knowledge, and training the next generation of engineers to address the emerging needs of the nation and the world.

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) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting college.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available https://www.e-verify.gov/.

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Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
    (Optional)

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