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Junior Specialist - Huising Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 26th, 2017
Last review date: June 30th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 26th, 2018
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.


This position requires creative contributions to an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of islet biology and diabetes. The candidate will help to determine research goals for defined projects in regular consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design and spearhead specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques and to document and organize the results in preparation of scientific publications or grant proposals. The candidate will train and coordinate the activities of a pool of undergraduate students regarding the technical aspects of the research, including colony management and PCR-based genotyping, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results, planning follow-up experiments. He/she will be responsible for the upkeep of the lab: ordering consumables, requesting quotes and interacting with company representatives where applicable, and ensuring that the lab is a clean and safe place to work. Experience in islet biology and culture will be considered a bonus, as well as affinity for a variety of microscopy-based imaging techniques. Excellence in standard laboratory techniques (PCR, cloning, DNA and protein electrophoresis) and a strong work ethic are expected.

The candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the weekly lab meeting, and will present to that same forum an average of 2 times a year on the research progress made. Separately, the candidate will lead an average of 2 journal club discussions a year, which requires the selection of an appropriate scientific publication and the discussion of its merit. The candidate will attend seminars and may present research results and is encouraged to interact with professional interest groups. The candidate will be allowed to engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public

Job location

Davis, CA




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