UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for one 100% time academic position in the Assistant Specialist series in the sub-specialty area of Cardiovascular Research. Assistant Specialist appointee will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in Pharmacology sub-specialties in the areas stated above. The incumbent will devote 90% of time to research, and 10% to university and public service as described below.
Research (90%): Successful candidates will participate in laboratory and/or human-subject studies. The incumbent will actively participate in creative activities aimed to elucidate cardiac adrenergic subtype specific signaling in heart failure, additional insight such as the signaling mediated by protein kinase A and G, cross talking between adrenergic signaling and receptor tyrosine kinases, novel therapeutic targets may be identified and validated for the treatment of heart diseases.
The candidate will assist the PI and support the laboratory research in multiple ways, including: maintaining cell line and culture, aiding in the preparation of cardiac myocytes from small animals (rats and mice) for use in experiments; recombinant adenoviral and AAV work; and maintenance of various transgenic mouse models and animal protocols, tissue harvesting and processing for biochemical and immunohistochemical staining. Candidate will be able to perform image analysis and quantification. In order to assist the work going on in the laboratory, experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is also needed. General responsibilities also include active and significant participation in publishable research activities. The candidate will contribute to data collection, analysis and putting together graphical representations of data for scholarly manuscripts as well as participating in writing, editing and reviewing the manuscript. Candidates will review relevant journal articles, participate in scientific discussions in both the lab setting and more formal venues such as the weekly journal club and lab meeting, the monthly departmental research in progress talks and when appropriate local national and international scientific meetings such as Davis cardiovascular symposium.
Service (10 %): The candidate is expected to contribute to University and Public service by mentoring undergraduate students, dissemination of experimental procedures/technical expertise to other research groups and consultation with IACUC and safety committees on campus. Candidates may also be expected to review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to their sub-specialty area. 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.
Basic qualifications for this position: The candidate should have a BS/MS degree, with experience in Biomedical Sciences, and at least 3 years of experience as a laboratory technician with strong expertise in cardiovascular biology. The successful candidate should have experience in cell culture, preparing primary cardiomyocyte cultures, performing FACS sorting, performing fluorescence imaging experiments using a microscope, immunohistochemistry, qPCR and adenovirus works. This expertise should be documented in publications.
Specific expertise required for this position is listed below:
Extensive expertise in adenovirus generation and purification.
Extensive expertise in molecular techniques including qPCR and mutagenesis.
Experience with cell culture including primary cells and stem cells
Experience in fluorescence microscope and image analysis and quantification.
Experience with FACS sorting.
Experience with Western blotting and immunocytochemistry.
Experience with animal husbandry and mouse colony management.
Publications including abstracts demonstrating productivity.
Understanding of cardiac physiology.
Good management skills to organize lab orders and lab inventory.
Expertise to ensure compliance with lab safety and biosafety regulations in UC Davis and other university and government policies.
For full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04143 and upload a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a PDF of their curriculum vitae and contact information for 3-5 references. A Research Statement and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are also preferred, but not required. Please direct any questions to Brittany C Kolb firstname.lastname@example.org.
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