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 Junior Specialist position in the sub-specialty area of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Research. Junior Specialist appointees 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, and professional competence as described below. Junior Specialist positions are short term, two-year maximum appointments based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
Research (90%): Successful candidates will participate in laboratory and/or human-subject studies. The incumbent will actively participate in creative activities including research presentation and publications. Tasks will include development of transgenic mouse colonies, diabetic cardiomyopathy with high fat diet feeding, and therapeutic animal studies. In addition, the incumbent will analyze and organize data that contributes to the writing of manuscripts suitable for publication. Candidates will review relevant journal articles, participate in scientific discussions in both the lab setting and more formal venues such as weekly lab meetings, the monthly departmental research in progress talks and when appropriate local national and international scientific meetings such as Davis cardiovascular symposium.
Service (5%): Successful candidates will participate in committee service in the areas of laboratory safety, animal care, facilities care, or mentorship of undergraduate students.
Professional Competence (5%): The incumbent will be expected to present data orally, or by poster presentations, or during the weekly laboratory meeting, where-in their assignments may be adjusted to accommodate the data being collected. Outside of laboratory meetings, the principal investigator, and/or higher-grade researchers, may periodically add assignments or redirect the workflow of the incumbent, but will not provide constant supervision. 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.
The worksite for this position will be in Tupper Hall, located on UCD Campus in Davis. Potential hazards in the laboratory may include human and animal tissue, adenoviruses and some carcinogenic substances.
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.
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