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Junior Specialist - Baumler Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2.

Application Window

Open date: May 31, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jun 15, 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: Monday, May 26, 2025 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

This position will be involved in research in a bacterial pathogenesis laboratory in the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Research (90%)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, research on molecular aspects of Salmonella and Candida pathogenesis, performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, Real Time PCR Assays, subcloning DNA fragments into vectors, transforming bacteria, plating bacteria/yeast for quantitation, and working with bacterial/yeast samples in an anaerobic chamber, running protein gels and Western blots, providing assistance in tissue processing, participation in animal studies (both conventional and gnotobiotic) 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.

The candidate will be involved in 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.

Professional Competence (5%)

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 for the project that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings.

University/Public Service (5%)

The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentor ship of undergraduate students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training in work and data analysis.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience with animal (mouse) studies. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. Prior laboratory experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology or a related field awarded by time of appointment.

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

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06534

Help contact: mjwilken@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

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Job location

Davis, CA