POSITION DESCRIPTION: A Junior Specialist position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in physiology, ecology, and conservation in fishes and aquatic invertebrates. 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 in both field and laboratory settings. Research (70%) The Junior Specialists will be required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities. This will be achieved through general and specific responsibilities. Generally, their role and duty in publishable research activities includes participating in field and laboratory studies, fish husbandry and laboratory support (maintaining lab, organizing lab, and lab supply ordering). Specific responsibilities in publishable research activities include: biochemical analyses of tissues samples (protein extraction and quantification, western blot and dot blot analyses, and enzyme assays), measures of physiological and behavioral performance in aquatic species (metabolic rate, heart rate, swimming performance, anxiety and aggression) and data management. The Junior Specialist will not be required to assist the PI in study design, but will be required to collect and interpret data, specifically data arising from molecular, biochemical, physiological and behavioral analyses. Professional Competence (10%) If appropriate (e.g. the Junior Specialist is involved in a project and desires to do so), the Junior Specialist may present work at a scientific or scholarly conference, for example the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology or the Western Society of Naturalists. If interested, the Junior Specialist may participate in professional/technical societies, either to present research or as an attendant. A professional/technical society may include the Interagency Ecological Program. University and Public Service (20%) The Junior Specialist will participate in training activities, such as mentoring of undergraduate interns and training them in approaches in field collection, biochemical or physiological techniques and data analysis.
SALARY RANGE: Step I- $3708.33 Monthly, commensurate with qualifications and experience. POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. For full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by June 8, 2021. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 1 year appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%. TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04182. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide three references (contact information).
***The junior specialist rank is an entry level position; accordingly, it is inappropriate to hire applicants with advanced degrees in this field, or those with bachelor's degrees and three years' relevant work experience with the specialized methods as a Junior Specialist
QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Anne Todgham, email@example.com. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender.
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