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Assistant Project Scientist

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The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Project Scientist.

This position requires creative contributions and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of focal adhesion -associated disorders including cancers and kidney diseases.

Basic Qualifications: PhD in the fields related to molecular biology and biotechnology.
Three or more years of research experience in the area of focal adhesions. Extensive experience in molecular cloning, protein expression, and cell culture. Excellent knowledge in mouse biology and histology. Extensive experience with multivariate statistical analysis of large data set, excellent publication record and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to perform surgery on mice . Ability to analyze mouse embryos, strong background in renal diseases and/or cancers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, investigate pathophysiological mechanisms underlying kidney defects or cancer development in genetic modified mouse models. The candidate will examine the mouse pathology and study the contributions of lack of certain focal adhesion molecules in developing kidney defects or cancers. The candidate will utilize both mouse models and cell culture systems, in combination of molecular and cell biology as well as biochemistry techniques, to understand the molecular mechanisms involved.
Publication: The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.
Grant Acquisition: The candidate will assist in acquiring proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies. The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field 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 candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.

Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV, statement of contributions to diversity and names and contact information of three references online at For full consideration, applications should be received by May 29, 2017. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2018.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.

Job location

Sacramento , CA


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 - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)