Open date: January 3rd, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 26, 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 or part-time Project Scientist at the Assistant rank in the area of focal adhesions in lung fibrosis/cancer.
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 focal adhesions in lung fibrosis/cancer. 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 incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Su Hao Lo and in collaboration with Dr. Jean Chen at Internal Medicine and have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.
The candidate will have the following major responsibilities:
1) RESEARCH (85% Effort)
Research activity (65%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of biochemistry, molecular cell biology, next generation sequencing-based RNA sequencing, whole genomic sequencing, single-cell proteomics for interrogation of fibrotic diseases, cancer therapeutics, and immune checkpoint therapy. The position will involve hands-on experimental work, computational biology and bioinformatics as well as optimization of data acquisition and processing, data handling and analysis, and consulting with physician scientists.
The appointee will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigators. The Project Scientist will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. In some cases, the appointee may supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. The appointee collaborates with scientific colleagues in multi-disciplinary projects that include components falling within the appointee’s area of expertise.
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 (15% Effort)
The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of specialty 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.
The appointee may undertake administrative tasks relevant to the smooth running of the laboratory enterprise as appropriate.
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. in the fields related to genetics, molecular biology, and/or biotechnology
• Experience working with omics studies in focal adhesion, fibrosis, and/or cancer research
• Theoretical and hands-on experience with chromatin immunoprecipitation–DNA sequencing (ChIP-Seq), promoter functional analysis, protein-protein interaction experiments and fluorescence labeling/staining and confocal microscopy
• Knowledge and skills working with (NGS)-based RNA sequencing, single-cell proteomics and bioinformatics
• Ability to keep up with organization and coordination necessary for conducting an on-going research project
• Show a strong leadership and ability to lead and mentor student researchers
• Some statistical knowledge and experience using a statistical program such as SAS or R.
• Extensive experience (5+ years) in genetic engineering, library preparation, sequencing data analysis, profiling tumor infiltrating immune cells with CIBERSORT and xCell
• Ability to assist in preparation of detailed and accurate scientific reports
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