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Junior Specialist - Rogawski Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 17th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Jul 3, 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 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.


The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis, invites applicants for a Junior Specialist position. The Junior Specialist will be involved in laboratory research of new treatments for neurological disorders. The position is located at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

General responsibilities include assisting the Project Investigators in experiment planning and design, scientific documentation of the experiments/results and preparation of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals.

The successful candidate will engage in research and professional competence activities with the Project Investigator(s) such as peer-reviewed publications, grant proposals, research reports and talk/poster presentations. The candidate will participate in all lab meetings, discussing ongoing and future projects with clinical and research faculty and staff. The candidate will attend discussions with collaborators such as weekly journal clubs, Neurology Grand Rounds, conferences and other relevant presentations. In addition, the candidate will be expected to provide University and public service by assisting in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students on lab operations.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the dynamic academic environment at the Rogawski Lab.

Basic Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in neuroscience, physiology, biology, chemistry or biochemistry or a related discipline
Strong interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills
The ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in chemistry or biochemistry and/or experience handling laboratory animals.
Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures, including use of analytical balance and preparation of solutions

Appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The term of this appointment is short term, based on the needs of the research projects.

To apply, please go to the following link:

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by July 3, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least 2 references.

To learn more about the Department of Neurology at UC Davis, please visit:

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)