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Jr. Specialist I - Division of Cardiology

Application Window

Open date: September 27th, 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: 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 Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases.

Successful candidates will actively participate in clinical and translational research studies in the regulation and mechanisms in heart failure and novel related therapies.

General responsibilities include:
The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in the designated area(s) of specialization 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. The Junior Specialist will be actively and significantly engaged in research to understand the impact of heart failure in elderly populations.

The Junior Specialist will be required to be involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. The Junior Specialist will also be 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 heart failure, heart disease, advanced cardiac therapies and precision medicine.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90%)
The Junior Specialist will use their academic and professional expertise to make scientific contributions to research studies and will have the opportunity to contribute to published research. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Junior Specialist will collaborate with research personnel in the Complex Care lab to offer technical support and creative contributions to several clinical studies that focus on heart failure and related chronic disease management.

The Junior Specialist’s responsibilities will focus on questions in Internal Medicine subspecialties in the areas of cardiovascular research under the direction of the principal investigator. The main responsibility of the individual in the lab will include working in a clinical project to examine the public health and educational interventions for heart failure patients through retrospective analysis. The Junior Specialist will be responsible for recording and organizing data and records. The Junior Specialist will aid in the general maintenance of the IRB documents, and protocols and supporting the maintenance of a clean working environment.

The Junior Specialist will participate in drafting and revising of study manuscripts, including preparing tables and figures, on an as needed basis. The Junior Specialist’s significant and meaningful contributions described above will lead to authorship or acknowledgment on published work.

The Junior Specialist will be involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and interpretation of research results.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%)
The Junior Specialist will be expected to participate in appropriate professional societies and conferences in the field of cardiology, nutrition, health and metabolomics, and participate in and contribute to departmental and journal clubs and other academic activities, as applicable.

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
The Junior Specialist will be expected to minimally participate in training activities, such as scheduling, training and overseeing undergraduate student assistants in various research procedures.

The Junior Specialist will be encouraged to participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

FTE: 100%

SALARY: Step I – $46,800 annually.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 1 Year

Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04396

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Jaskaran Birak at jkbirak@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. If you need an 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 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)

    Bachelor’s in Biology or in a related field [with a minimum of one-year experience in laboratory and/or clinical research].
    Interest in Cardiovascular Medicine

    Excellent communication, social and organizational skills and the ability to work in teams effectively and interact with others are required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Basic laboratory skills, and a willingness to learn new techniques.
    Demonstrated organizational experience in maintaining records.
    Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to work with a diverse team from different backgrounds and varying skill levels for the purpose of assisting/teaching/supervising.
    Ability to conduct library and database searches, and synthesize acquired knowledge effectively in writing and apply it to research processes.
    Experience working collaboratively.

Preferred qualifications

    Ability to work nights/evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04396

Help contact: jkbirak@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, CA