Non-Exempt: A reasonable estimate for this position is $24.57/ hr. at Step 1 or $26.20/ hr. at Step 2.
Open date: September 21, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, Oct 5, 2023 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.
Junior Specialist – Division of Infectious Diseases
Nature and Purpose: The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area 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.
Junior Specialists are required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Junior Specialists are also 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 their research area of expertise.
This position will be housed in Division of Infectious Diseases facilities at the Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases Facility on the Davis campus and will involve experiments in molecular cloning, bacterial mutagenesis, cultivation of microorganisms under anaerobic conditions, mouse models of enteric pathogen infection, and gene expression analyses of bacteria in infection models. This position is paid monthly.
Research and Evaluation (90%):
- Assists in the implementation and evaluation of research activities related to basic immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases of the GI tract.
- Assists with data collection and analysis.
- Is actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results.
- Assists with preparation of research dissemination materials, including conference presentation materials and manuscripts.
- Conducts literature reviews and assists with development of research experiments.
Professional Competence (5%):
- Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations. Prepare and present scientific posters.
- Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to basic immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases of the GI tract.
University and Public Service (5%):
- Mentoring undergraduate students.
- Organize research group meetings to advance the research agenda.
- Participate research group meetings presenting their experimental results.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in science or other related field. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Working knowledge and familiarity with spreadsheets. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and experience working in a lab setting. Experience in safely working with risk-group 2 microorganisms. Experience analyzing and summarizing complex data sets.
Experience in the genetic manipulation of Enterobacteriaceae family members such as Salmonella, E. coi and Yersinia; experience in culturing anaerobic bacteria (anaerobic chamber).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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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.
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