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SOM: Pharmacology-Assistant Project Scientist-Bers Lab

Application Window

Open date: July 26th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Aug 16, 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for one full-time academic position in the Assistant Project Scientist series.

The successful candidate should have research interests aimed at deciphering the molecular pathway(s) through which cardiac myocyte electrophysiological, sodium and calcium signaling changes are involved in cardiac arrhythmias and mechanical dysfunction in heart failure and diabetes.

The incumbent will be highly involved in ongoing projects examining the pathophysiological regulation of calcium handling and ion channel function in cardiac myocytes. The duties of this position will be to carry out research, analysis and writing related to the following studies: 1) Delineating the molecular mechanisms by which CaMKII activation and memory are regulated in cardiac myocytes 2) Identifying how diabetic hyperglycemia and heart failure alter cardiac calcium and sodium levels and induces arrhythmias and 3) Deciphering how multiple cardiac pathophysiology pathways (e.g. diabetes and heart failure) synergize with other stress factors to exacerbate the cardiac pathological outcomes.

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:
• PhD in Biomedical Sciences
• At least six years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology and a good publication record (1st author publications preferred)
• Extensive experience with fluorescence imaging of Na and Ca
• Extensive experience with CaMKII signaling
• Some experience with iPSC-derived cardiac myocytes in culture
• Management skills to organize the lab in accordance with planned experiments.
• Expertise to ensure the compliance with lab safety and biosafety regulation in UCDavis and other university and government policies.

Potential hazards in the laboratory may include human and animal tissue, adenoviruses and some carcinogenic substances.

For full consideration, applications must be received by 8/6/2021, however, the position will remain open until filled through 6/30/2022. Qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and contact information for 4-6 references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04270. All documents need to be uploaded as PDF files. Please direct any questions to Francisco Ramos Jr. fjramosjr@ucdavis.edu.

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

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 UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:
    • PhD in Biomedical Sciences
    • At least six years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology and a good

    publication record (1st author publications preferred)
    • Extensive experience with fluorescence imaging of Na and Ca
    • Extensive experience with CaMKII signaling

    • Some experience with iPSC-derived cardiac myocytes in culture

    • Management skills to organize the lab in accordance with planned experiments.
    • Expertise to ensure the compliance with lab safety and biosafety regulation in UCDavis and other university and government policies.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04270

Help contact: fjramosjr@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Davis, CA