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Jr. Specialist I - Cardiovascular Davis Campus

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 20th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Apr 23, 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: Monday, Nov 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 Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

The Junior Specialist will develop and work on research projects under the direction of the principal investigator. The candidate will also collaborate extensively with other members in the laboratory. The main responsibility of the Junior Specialists in the lab will include working in basic, translational and clinical projects to determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias using multidisciplinary techniques including molecular and biochemical analyses, imaging, flow cytometry and functional studies. The applicants will also assist in the development and analyses of in vitro and in vivo models of cardiovascular diseases using stem cells and gene-targeted mouse models.

Junior Specialist 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. The candidate will actively participate in journal clubs and laboratory meetings, appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations; and review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to the areas of expertise.

Evaluation of performance in research activities is subject to the applicable individual project in specialized areas, as documented by any of the following:
• Publications that acknowledge the Junior Specialist's significant and meaningful contribution to the work.
• Publications on which the Junior Specialist is an author.
• Other evidence (e.g., letters from collaborators or principal investigators) that work done by the Junior Specialist contributed to publishable research.


• Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations.
• Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.


• May maintain liaison and respond to the needs of various industry organizations, state and federal agencies, and other external groups on issues related to area of expertise.
• Participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or in a related field with a minimum of two-year experience in laboratory and/or field research.

Successful candidates will also participate in veterinarian and/or biomedical education as well as rigorous research methodologies.

Excellent communication, social and organizational skills and the ability to work in teams effectively and interact with others are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Animal handling, genotyping analyses, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, live-cell imaging, western blot analyses.

Salary: Step I – $42,300 annually.

Number of Position Available: 1

Short-term 2-year maximum Non-Exempt appointment, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the "next review date" found on the application link below. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020.

Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files via

.QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Chandra Reid

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

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