The University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Project Scientist. This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of host-pathogen interactions.
Basic requirements: PhD in the fields related to immunology or microbiology. 4-5 years of post-doctoral research experience in immunology and host-pathogen interactions. The candidate should have extensive experience in tissue culture, animal models, mucosal immunology, innate immunity, defensins and anti-pathogen factors. Excellent publication record and communication skills are required. Preferred requirements: Experience in molecular and proteomic assays, immunohistochemical analysis, animal models of infectious diseases, immunity and mass spectrometry is highly preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing strategies to test new hypotheses using cell culture models of infection and in vivo models of pathogenesis, as well as molecular biology approaches. The candidate is expected to design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate techniques, supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research (i.e.: trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments), design and conduct a series of experiments to evaluate the contributions of immune cells to protection against disease, publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI, or other members of the research team, assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations, prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed, participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her research field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate, 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, engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies and engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.
Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter, CV and names and contact information of three references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/analyst/recruitments/JPF03783. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 12, 2020. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. 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. 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 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. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).
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