The Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Specialist. As an Assistant Specialist, the candidate will assume responsibilities in assisting and conducting translational research under the direction of Dr. Roslyn Isseroff. Dr. Isseroff is the principal investigator of a laboratory that studies wound healing and tissue regeneration. In addition to bench research on mechanisms of healing, the research team conducts cutting-edge clinical trials testing drugs and devices that can improve healing. Dr. Isseroff's research group is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Veterans Administration Merit Award Funding. The basic science work of the research group is focused on tissue engineering matrices using mesenchymal stem cells, and the role of stress catecholamine hormones in healing.
I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90% EFFORT) A. Collaborate with other research personnel affiliated with research activities involving wound healing, skin microbiome, modulation of microbial growth, animal wounding in mice and pigs, establishment of human ex vivo tissue culture, collection of clinical data and clinical specimens from test subjects at the VA. Evaluation of performance in research activities or in outreach activities as deemed applicable to the individual project in specialized areas, as documented by any of the following: 1) Publications that acknowledge the Specialist's significant and meaningful contribution to the work. 2) Documentation of effective planning and execution of research projects 3) Publications on which the Specialist is an author or that credit the Specialist in the acknowledgement section of the work 4) Other evidence (e.g., letters from collaborators or principal investigators) that work done by the Specialist contributed to publishable research. 5) Other evidence of recognized expertise may include formal documentation of intellectual effort and participation in publishable research activities, authorship on publications/patents, presentation of research at regional/national meetings, invitations to participate in research projects, and/or service on advisory panels. B. Serve as a research coordinator for wound microbial projects conducted by PI and her collaborators. Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted communication between individual laboratories and the VA clinical research group, data management and preparation of reports tailored to meet the needs of the requesting individual(s).
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5% EFFORT) A. Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations. B. Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT) A. The candidate may be called upon by the PI to act as a liaison and respond to the needs of various industry organizations, state, and federal agencies, and other external groups on issues related to area of expertise. The candidate will participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus, and other university entities, as appropriate.
Master's degree in biological sciences, or related field or a bachelor's degree with 3 or more years of experience in biological sciences or related field.
Knowledge and experience in microbiology, ability to perform animal wounding studies, experience with human patients in clinical setting.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, applications should be received by the initial review date of November 20, 2020, however, this position will remain open until filled.
Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a PDF of their curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity and contact information for 3 references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03863.
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