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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

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The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on clinical studies in liver disease working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and junior faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Successful candidates will also participate in biomedical education as well as rigorous research methodologies.

Principal Investigator will allow access to review of journal manuscripts and other publications to gain a deeper knowledge of the area of investigation.

Junior Specialist will attend appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations e.g., American Association for the Study of Liver Disease or Digestive Disease Week.


•In collaboration with Principal Investigator, Junior Specialist will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities including experimental study designs, execution, trouble shooting, collecting and interpreting data analysis, and revising plans for future investigator initiated trials.

•Junior Specialist will be actively participating in hypotheses formulation and refinement based on data obtained from the clinical trials or in the literature.

•Junior Specialist will be actively involved in drafting and revising of abstracts and/or manuscripts.

•Junior Specialist will be actively involved in scientific or scholarly literature reviews related to their work on clinical trials.

Professional Competence:
•Junior Specialist will have the opportunities to attend scientific or scholarly conferences and seminars locally including weekly GI conferences, Liver Research Day, and monthly Research in Progress meetings.

University and Public Service: For Junior Specialist, University and/or public service will include committee service in the areas of safety and mentorship of undergraduate student volunteers.

Other responsibilities include:

Developing and working on multiple projects under the direction of the principal investigator and junior faculty. Other responsibility of the Junior Specialist in the lab will include the development of clinical trial protocols, database design, clinical data abstraction, specimen handling and collection, tissue banking and processing, data entry, and maintenance of regulatory requirements. The applicant will also assist all members of the clinical trials unit with maintaining daily functions including ordering of supplies, and unit safety.

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.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor or master degree in biology or in a related field is required and must have been awarded prior to actual hiring date.

Preferred Qualifications:
Some classroom experience in laboratory, and/or field research is strongly preferred including conducting biomedical research and handling research specimen. Knowledge of HIPPA, biomedical ethical issues, and writing human subject protocols in conducting human research is also preferred.

Additional Qualifications:
Strong oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge and experience in conducting basic laboratory procedures and bioinformatics are highly desirable.

Step I - $18.26 hourly, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 2-year maximum Non-Exempt appointment, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

This posting will remain open until June 30, 2018.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for at least three references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files via

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Sandeep Dhaliwal.

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 sees:

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)