Open date: June 27, 2023
Most recent review date: Friday, Oct 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for 1-2 qualified Junior Specialists to work under the direction of Dr. Sanchita Bhatnagar. These positions will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in mammalian epigenetics.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
80% Research on molecular aspects of breast cancer and neurodevelopmental disorders, performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, Real Time PCR Assays, subcloning DNA fragments into vectors, transforming bacteria, plating bacteria for quantitation, and working with bacterial samples , running protein gels and Western blots, providing assistance in tissue processing, participation in animal studies under supervision, performing immunochemistry and imaging and cell culture. The candidate will participate in performing or assisting in experiments to generate data, perform data analysis, and will receive training by post-doctoral fellows, senior researchers, and the principal investigator. The candidate will participate in the design, collection, and interpretation of data and evaluation of the information in order to consult with the PI and senior researchers. Additional duties involve laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance, including assisting senior researchers in the preparation of BUA and animal use protocols, maintenance of lab safety protocols, preparation of bacterial cell culture plates, management of specimen inventory, data input and storage, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and placing requests for orders to the business office.
10% The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings and when appropriate, will present data to their laboratory peers and will contribute to scholarly articles by providing their research findings, data, and write-ups on the work performed and may participate in writing manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. The candidate will review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings.
10% The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentorship of undergraduate students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training in work and data analysis.
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 and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.
Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related major with prior laboratory experience.
Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. 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 and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.
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