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Junior Specialist - Grimsrud Lab

Application Window

Open date: August 2nd, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Oct 11, 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: Wednesday, Feb 2, 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

Junior Specialist Step I– Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Grimsrud Lab, JPF04299

NATURE AND PURPOSE

The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists 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. Junior Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to their research area of expertise.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE

I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (75% EFFORT)
A. Work under the direction of the Principle Investigator on research projects. Specific project focus for this position includes, but not limited to pharmacological and genetic studies with an emphasis in pain drugs and pharmacogenetics, clinical and basic science studies, as well as bioinformatics and statistical analysis of complex data sets and development of novel models and network analysis approaches. Candidates should have a background in research (e.g. animal and/or human) and bioinformatics and data modeling. Additionally, this position also requires development of training and tools necessary for the conduct of the research. Coordinate research activities involving clinical pharmacology, including patient enrollment, sample and data collection, and analysis. Assists with grant and manuscript preparation.

B. Assists with budget management of grants and supply acquisition.

C. 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.

II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (23% EFFORT)
• Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations, such as American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Pharmacogenetics Research Network, and International Society of Pharmacometrics to learn more about the newest advances in bioinformatic analysis and to attend meetings and workshops to gain additional expertise in these areas.
• Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (2% EFFORT)
• 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. For example, communicate with Shriner's headquarters in Florida for developing and using the online data management system (ONCORE), as well as work with and external IRB (WIRB) committees. We will also be working with the PharmGKB group based out of Stanford and other pharmacogenetic consortiums to gain expertise and assistance with data analysis and curation.
• Participate in activities of committee related to the research work.

Salary:
Step I - $46,800 Annually, 100% FTE

Number of Positions Available: 1

Term of Appointment:
One year with possibility to extend. Non-Exempt appointment based on the needs of the research project. 100% Appointment.

Please submit:
Cover Letter, CV (Required) or Resume, and Contact Information for 3-5 references (Required) to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04299.

This posting will remain open until filled through 1/22/2022.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Bachelor degree in biological sciences or a related field
    • Demonstrated experience in human or animal research
    • Proficient computer skills including spreadsheet and database software

Preferred qualifications

    • Professional approach to work and attention to detail
    • Ability to review literature and follow the exact protocols of others
    • Bioinformatics background
    • General understanding of genetics
    • Knowledge of various approaches of statistical analysis
    • Computer modeling and simulations
    • Ability to work with human or animal samples or tissues
    • Flexible to changing demands of research tasks

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

  • 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.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04299

Help contact: nbrunn@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.

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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, CA