The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist to work full-time under the direction of Dr. Dennis Hartigan - O'Connor.
This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in HIV/SIV vaccines and pathogenesis, as well as in the field of cancer vaccines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, research in molecular aspects of HIV/SIV pathogenesis, immune responses to HIV/SIV vaccines, participation in performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, Real Time PCR Assays, performing histology and immunochemistry, providing assistance in tissue processing, participation in animal studies under supervision, immunochemistry and imaging and cell cultures. The candidate will participate in performing or assisting in experiments to generate data and perform data analysis, and will receive training by post-doctoral fellows, senior researchers, and the principal investigator (PI) in order to participate in the design, collection, and interpretation of data. The candidate will evaluate gathered data and consult with the PI and other senior researchers to consider how the information may advance the field. Laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance include assisting senior researchers in the preparation of BUA and animal use protocols, maintenance of lab safety protocols, preparation of bacterial cell culture plates, management of specimen inventory, data input and storage, maintaining an inventory of supplies, and placing requests for orders to the business office. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings, seminars, and local or national scientific meetings; when appropriate, the candidate will present data to their laboratory peers and will contribute to scholarly articles by providing their research findings, data, and write-ups on the work performed. The candidate may participate in writing manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. The candidate will review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods for the project that are needed for ongoing projects. The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing support in maintenance of shared equipment in the department and mentoring undergraduate students.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Biochemistry or a related field with prior laboratory experience in cancer research.
Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Coursework in genetics, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and statistics. Experience in experimental tools and assays, cell culture of cancer cells, drug-resistance studies, and data analysis using ImageJ. 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 and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.
Salary Range: Step I - annual rate of $39,500 or Step II - annual rate of $42,100, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, applications should be received by September 25, 2019. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020.
The term of the appointment is short term, based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
To Apply: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03100 . Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information of three references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
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