The 100% Academic Coordinator position in the College of Biological Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, will assist with coordination and management of two NIH-funded training programs (Basic Neuroscience, and Learning, Memory and Plasticity Training programs).
The Training Program in Basic Neuroscience T32 Institutional NRSA sponsored by the Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional Pre-doctoral Training Program, Pl Marty Usrey, provides students a broad training in the fundamental principles of neuroscience. Over eighty faculty members from the College of Biological Sciences, College of Letters and Science, and School of Medicine, comprising almost a dozen graduate groups, participate in the training program. The T32 was initially funded in 2007 and is currently in year 10 of funding, and currently funds 4 pre-doctoral trainees. The training program is administratively housed within the Center for Neuroscience in the College of Biological Sciences. The grant will be submitted for competitive renewal in spring 2018 and the coordinator will have a major responsibility in supporting this submission.
The Training Program in Learning, Memory and Plasticity T32 Institutional NRSA sponsored by the National Institute of Health, PI Kim McAllister, prepares students in modern approaches to multidisciplinary research in learning, memory, and plasticity, across disciplines (cell/molecular, systems, behavior, cognitive) and scales (mouse and NHP animal models and humans). This is the first year of this T32 funding 3-6 pre-doctoral trainee.
Both training programs require support from the academic coordinator for program development and implementation, compliance monitoring, and supervision and submission of yearly evaluation and progress reports.
COORDINATION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (85%)
Responsibility for the administration and coordination of the Training Programs.
Curriculum and mentoring: Responsibilities in this category include coordinating core training activities with the Training Program Directors, members of the Program Executive Committee, and faculty trainers; informal mentoring of graduate student trainees, including helping trainees plan research presentations, additional training activities, travel to scientific conferences, and other related activities.
Program administration and management: The academic coordinator works with the T32 Pls to coordinate assessment of the training program; drafts annual reports to the National Institutes of Health and other reports, as needed; provides major support for the writing and preparation for training-related grant applications; organizes research seminars, workshops, conferences, and an annual retreat sponsored by the training program; and monitors the training program budget.
Outreach: The academic coordinator has major responsibility for coordinating recruiting and admissions activities for the training program, including recruitment of under-represented minorities. In addition, the academic coordinator represents the training program at national meetings and conferences; maintains a presence for the training program on its web site; acts as a liaison with other T32 training programs at UC Davis and nationally; and coordinates training activities with other UC Davis units, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The academic coordinator also will manage and maintain the training program web page.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10%)
The academic coordinator will participate in professional and service activities as needed, including attending conferences.
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
The candidate will participate in the administration of their units and the University through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation. The candidate will participate in service activities on UC Davis and National committees. In addition, they may represent the University in their special capacity as scholars during the discharge of their responsibilities.
Background of academic training and/or experience.
Master’s or equivalent or other appropriate degree
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and execute primary support responsibilities.
Effective interpersonal communication skills to maintain an effective, positive and cooperative relationship with staff, students, faculty, co-workers, public and outside contractors.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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