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Associate Project Scientist for Dr. Chan

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The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Davis is seeking an Associate Project Scientist. The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.



Research activity (70%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of light microscopy and imaging which include hardware and software development and also data and image analysis. Some planned cases are development of novel multifocal Raman spectroscopy and microscopy systems, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), spinning disk confocal microscopy, and development of novel flow cytometry methods based on nonlinear optical processes such as multiphoton fluorescence and second harmonic generation.

The candidate will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques and engineering design of optical instruments and evaluation. This will require software development and data treatment. In some cases the candidate may provide guidance for students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments

Publication (5%)
The candidate will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.

Grant Acquisition (10%)
The candidate will assist in writing 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 and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.

The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of microscopy and imaging 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 their curriculum vita, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity and the names and contact information for five professional references online at:

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 13, 2017. However, this position will remain opened until filled but no later than June 30, 2018.

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate rank. The selected candidate will be hired at the Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus ( If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruitment department.

Job location

Sacramento, CA




5 references required (contact information only)