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Assistant Researcher, Division of Cardiology

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 12th, 2017
Last review date: July 21st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 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.

Description

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California, Davis is seeking an Assistant Researcher. The Professional Researcher develops and oversees his/her own independent, creative, and high quality research program equivalent to that required for the Professor series. He/she takes major responsibility and leadership for his/her programs. Generally, the appointee is expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator, but may be funded as a co-PI within a large center or collaborative program grant on which many independent investigators are working, as long as it is clear that the activities led by the professional researcher within the larger project constitute his/her own independent research program. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

I. RESEARCH (90%)
This candidate is required to develop an independent research program on the molecular mechanism of chloride and potassium channels and transporters in cardiac diseases. The candidate will be expected to:

  1. Devise and conduct studies designed to determine:

This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program. The scientist will be expected to help to determine research goals in consultation with the PI. She/he is expected to design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. The candidate will be expected assess in vivo functional analyses of systolic and diastolic function using echocardiography to determine the fractional shortening, left ventricular wall thickness, dimension and volume and conduct hemodynamic analysis using a four-electrode PV catheter to record chamber volume by impedance and pressure by micromanometry. The candidate will be expected to perform cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) to quantify LV mass and myocardial fibrosis by delayed enhancement (DE) cMRI. She/he will be expected to perform biochemical analyses to examine the effects of the treatment on the plasma brain natriuretic peptide, circulating catecholamine, and angiotensin II levels and perform immunofluorescence confocal microscopy and histological analyses to assess the degree of cardiac inflammation. She/he will be expected to use single-cell based flow cytometric assays to quantify cardiac fibrosis, cell cycle kinetics, and oxidative stress, assess inflammatory cytokines, and chemokines using cytometric bead array assay.

  1. Collect, summarize and analyze data

  2. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals as senior author

  3. Prepare reports on research findings

  4. Acquire funding to support an independent research program

Other research duties include:

  1. Manage the budget and the project according to sound management principles

  2. Supervise employees paid on the budget

  3. Write and submit progress reports to funding agencies

  4. Train, consult with, and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with regard to experimental design and data analysis of studies conducted in his or her area of expertise

II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%)

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 give research presentations at national and international scientific meetings. When appropriate, the candidate may be requested to coordinate seminars and laboratory meetings.

III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)

University and Public Service is required for the Associate and Full Title ranks. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching full classroom courses is not an expectation of this position. The candidate will also engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals or public agencies.

• Required background and qualifications
o Degree (MD, PhD, DO, etc.)
o Fellowship(s)
o Board Certification(s)
o Clinical care experience/specialty
o Teaching experience and awards
o Research training, publications (number, quality of journals, focus areas, first/last author), and grant funding (number, amount, funding agency).
o Service including committees, leadership ability, and community outreach.
o Diversity/Collegiality – Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.
o Administration, leadership experience and abilities - Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 21, 2017; however, position will be open until filled, but no later than June 30, 2018. Please provide the following: Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Contributions to Diversity; names and contact information for at least five references to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01706. Documents to be uploaded must be in PDF format.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify
UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathfree.ucdavis.edu).

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Job location

Davis, CA

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