Assistant/Associate Project Scientist- Dr. Izumiya Lab
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, is recruiting for a full-time academic position in the Project Scientist series at the Assistant or Associate level based on experience and qualifications.
NATURE AND PURPOSE The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in their 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.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. They will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.
Ph.D. in Medicine or in an equivalent Scientific Field of Study.
Three years of molecular and biochemical studies in cancer biology.
Experience in cancer virology as demonstrated by first or senior author publications.
Expertise in cancer research and hands-on experience in the areas of cancer genomics, next generation-sequencing analyses, and tissue cultures is preferred.
Demonstrated skills in the analysis of mouse xenograft models is also preferred.
Experience in the biology of oncogenic viruses such as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is preferred.
Proficient with modern molecular and cellular biology technologies as well as small animal handling is also preferred.
Record of developed skill sets in mentoring junior researchers, writing manuscripts and grants, and oral presentations.
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: I. RESEARCH (80%): Research for this position focuses on tumorigenesis of oncogenic viruses. This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of active research programs that are aimed to understand the biology of tumor stroma in the context of oncogenic viral infection and explore the potential of targeting tumor stroma cells including Tumor associated macrophages with genetic approaches. The candidate will help to determine and define the unique and virus-specific tumor stroma cell types for their contribution to virus-induced tumor initiation, angiogenesis, anti-tumor immune suppression, and tumor progression, in consultation with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Yoshihiro Izumiya. The candidate will use global genomic, epigenetic, and proteomic analyses to profile virus induced tumor microenvironment and identify unique molecular signature. By using small animal models and nanotechnologies, the candidate will also examine the therapeutic potentials of targeting specific cellular molecules identified. In addition, the candidate will determine contributions of tumor microenvironment on viral replication, particularly reactivation of latent viruses associated with bacterial infection or other types of conditions such as diabetes and chronic inflammation, to the generation of TAMs and MDSCs and tumor progression. The candidate will design specific research strategies and plans, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. The candidate may advise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results, and planning follow-up experiments.
II. PUBLICATION AND GRANT ACQUISITION (10%) They will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team and assist in acquiring 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. The candidate will interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.
III. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10%): The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to their specific field 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.
Applications should be received by 01/26/2021, for primary consideration; however, the position will be open until filled through 06/30/2021. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Please provide contact information for at least 3 professional references. Please visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for information about why diversity statements are requested and guidelines for writing a diversity statement. Please upload this information and apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03920 The position is located in Sacramento, California. The Department of Dermatology (http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/dermatology/) is a major clinical care, research, and teaching Department in the School of Medicine. Our faculty is engaged in multiple collaborations with other Schools and UC Davis campus departments, research centers, clinical centers, and primary care networks, and thus all positions require flexibility in local job locations in addition to the Department of Dermatology. This includes the Veteran's Administration, UCD Medical Center Campus, and other community centers.
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, and 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. 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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