Open date: December 14th, 2021
Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 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.
The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Project Scientist.
Project Scientists make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency in identification of novel therapeutic targets and elucidation of their action mechanisms. Appointees with Project Scientist series may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, etc.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. The Project Scientist will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.
The candidate will have the following major responsibilities:
1) RESEARCH (90% Effort)
Research activity (80%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of identification and functional elucidation of key epigenetic regulators and nuclear receptors in prostate cancer. Topics include designing and performing experiments and bioinformatics analysis to identify specific members of the orphan nuclear receptors and epigenetic regulators as key drivers of prostate cancer progression and to elucidate the mechanisms of their function in the disease progression such as NEPC, elucidating their functional mechanisms.
The appointee will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.
Grant Acquisition (5%)
The appointee will assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The appointee will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.
2) PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5% Effort)
The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of prostate cancer epigenetics and cancer therapeutics, instrumentation and applications 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. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.
3) UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% Effort)
The appointee may undertake administrative tasks relevant to the smooth running of the laboratory enterprise as appropriate.
For the full position description and to apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/applyJPF04608
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular biology and biomedical research-related field.
• At least 2 years of experience in prostate cancer epigenetics field post terminal degree.
• Research experience in successfully performing functional epigenetics (e.g. ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq) experiments with tissues (e.g. patient samples or their pre-clinical models such as patient-derived xenograft tumor tissues) and excellent bioinformatics analysis skills are required.
• Evidence of academic accomplishment such as refereed journal papers and conference presentations.
• Specific qualifications for this role include experience in mechanistic studies of orphan nuclear receptors and epigenetic regulators in prostate cancer progression.
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