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Assistant Project Scientist - Ashwood Lab

Application Window

Open date: May 24th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, May 31, 2021 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: Saturday, Jul 31, 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.

Position description

The University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Project Scientist. The position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program to understand immune dysfunction in children with autism, and the consequences of environmental exposures in early life on neurodevelopment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, activities aimed to increase the general understanding of immune responses in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders. The appointee will make use of cellular biology and molecular biology combined with a medical/clinical perspective to develop and test new strategies and hypotheses towards better understanding neuro-immune interactions. The candidate is expected to contribute to the experimental design, including the selection of appropriate methods and controls, supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research and troubleshooting, conduct a series of neuro-immune analyses, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in writing proposals and progress reports for funding from federal agencies or other sources. The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. The candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD in Immunology or in Neurosciences. Post-doctoral research experience in immunology, animal models of maternal immune activation and cell culture models of human disease. The candidate should have extensive experience in flow cytometry, cell cultures, Luminex/ELISA analysis experiments. Experience with animal model systems and cell cultures from human participants. Excellent publication record and communication skills are required.

Preferred qualifications

    Experience in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in experimental techniques and data analyses. Experience and in writing grants.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (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 for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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