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Jr. Specialist- Department Research Support 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is Step 1, @ $23.56 per hour or $49,000 annually, or Step 2, @ $25.10 per hour or $52,200

Application Window

Open date: July 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
Jr. Specialist Position - RESEARCH SUPPORT - 2023-2024

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis invites applications for multiple qualified Junior Specialists for research support. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on basic science research. The successful candidates will also participate in research laboratory support including; assisting with various research projects, organizing and maintaining lab supplies, research documentation searches and working with volunteers and students. The appointees will work under the supervision of one of our many Researchers.

General responsibilities may include:
RESEARCH (80%):

• Develop, perform, and contribute to translational and basic science research projects
• Manage datasets, records, and research documentation
• Educate students and mentor students in the laboratory as required
• Prepare laboratory orders and maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies
•Participate in the writing and preparing of manuscripts and research publications
Writing, and editing various grant proposals including grant renewal applications
Contribute to translational and basic science research projects
• Ensure laboratory supplies are well stocked, and laboratory work areas are kept clean and free of potential contamination issues.

• Perform pathology techniques (tissue fixation/embedding, cryosectioning, and staining) on animal tissue samples
• Establish and maintain human and animal cell culture lines using sterile techniques
• Independently perform cellular and molecular biology assays including: flow cytometry, ELISA, PCR, and immunocytochemistry
• Prepare sterile media/reagents and maintain sterile facilities (incubator)
• Correctly use and maintain laboratory equipment such as micro-plate reader, balances, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, cryostat, and laminar flow hoods
• Update/ modify standard laboratory procedures to fulfill the needs of each research project.
• Other related jobs assigned by supervisor

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (10%):
• Participation in surgery and bioengineering conferences and professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations
• Review of journal manuscripts and other publications related to surgery and bioengineering research
• Additional education and credentials as related to surgery and bioengineering research

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (10%):
• Committee service for lab safety, animal care, facilities, and mentorship of volunteer students

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology or a related discipline
• Knowledge of basic molecular/cell biology techniques and terminology

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and an interest in basic science; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

SALARY: Step 1, @ $23.56 per hour or $49,000 annually, or Step 2, @ $25.10 per hour or $52,200. Funding will come from existing grants.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 10 Positions

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Appointments may be made up to 100% time, benefits included based on appointment percentage. Duration: 1-2 years. On call and weekend work may be required, but will be scheduled ahead of time.

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2023.
However, the position will remain open until filled, or through June 30, 2024.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05687 . A current CV and contact information for two references are required to apply.

Please direct questions to Racheal McGaha via email: rmcgaha@ucdavis.edu Subject line should read: 2023-24 Research Support

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, and 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 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 UCSC 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 of Science degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology or a related discipline
Knowledge of basic molecular/cell biology techniques and terminology

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and an interest in basic science; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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.
    (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.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05687

Help contact: hs-surgeryjobs@ou.ad3.ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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.

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, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA