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Assistant Professional Researcher - Prostate Cancer Research (Multiple Positions)

Application Window

Open date: July 19th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Jul 30, 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

The Department of Urologic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to recruit for two full-time Professional Researchers with experience in prostate cancer research.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research accomplishments specifically in molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and studying new approaches for treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Additionally, candidate should have an innovative research plan. Candidate is expected to garner extramural funding to support their research.

Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree with at least five years of postdoctoral training in molecular biology or related filed with laboratory research, has experience with prostate cancer research, demonstrated successful and independent record in research creativity in prostate cancer research, ability to show independence and demonstrated productivity, experience with molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and approaches for treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, specifically in areas of steroid sulfatase, taxanes and PARP inhibtors, and Wnt signaling. Candidate will need to have demonstrated commitment to diversity and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The candidate must show ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and adhere to policies and procedures.

The Professional Researcher develops and oversees their own independent, creative, and high-quality research program. He/she takes major responsibility and leadership for his/her programs. Generally, the candidate would be expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator, but may be funded as a co-PI within a large center or collaborative program grant on which many independent investigators are working, as long as it is clear that the activities led by the professional researcher within the larger project constitute his/her own independent research program. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship of a visa for this position.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistance Rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. Salary and step will be based upon experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates must submit their application online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04282. Please submit (1) Cover Letter, (2) Curriculum Vita, (3) Statement of Research, (4) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and (5) required 3-5 letters of reference.

For first full consideration, applications must be received by July 30, 2021. The position will remain open until filled, through June 30, 2022.

To learn more about the Department of Urologic Surgery at UC Davis, please visit: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/urology/

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

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 UCD 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/

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

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree and at least five years of postdoctoral training in molecular biology or related field with laboratory research
• Experience with prostate cancer research
• Demonstrated successful and independent record in research creativity in prostate cancer research.
• Ability to show independence and demonstrated productivity.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity.
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and adhere to policies and procedures.
• The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship of a visa for this position.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Experience with molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and approaches for treatment and prevention specifically in areas of steroid sulfatase, taxanes and PARP inhibitors, and Wnt signaling.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04282

Help contact: msychang@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

Sacramento, California