The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire one, full time employee as a Junior Specialist. The individual will work with senior lab personnel on projects focused on mechanisms of tumor cell invasiveness, motility and metastasis. Our research team combines cellular and molecular mechanistic analysis with mouse modeling to address key questions in cancer metastasis and therapeutic targeting. The successful candidate will have prior lab experience in these areas.
Maintenance of mammalian cell culture.
RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, and quantitative PCR.
Cell-based assays for mechanistic analysis of tumor cell invasiveness, motility, and metastasis.
Immunofluorescent confocal microscopy.
Ex vivo 3D tissue assays.
Colony management and use of mouse models of human cancers.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%): The individual will participate in weekly laboratory meetings as well as conferences appropriate to their specific field and will keep an organized and detailed laboratory notebook. The individual will attend seminars organized by UC Davis such as the Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium to present research results internally and nationally such as the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting.
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%): The individual will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to public high schools and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies.
For full consideration, applications should be received by November 9, 2020; however, this position will remain open until filled or through June 30, 2021. Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references online. https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03636.
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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
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