The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists in research of Veterinary Infectious Diseases. This will be a 100% time appointment for one year starting January 2023 Successful candidate is required to provide technical assistance in biomedical field. Specific topics of interest include veterinary infectious diseases and oral, and maxillofacial biology. The junior specialist will contribute to creativity of this research by learning and discovering infectious diseases and how these interact with their host.
90% RESEARCH Responsibilities will include execution of benchtop experiments, sample management and inventory, data acquisition, analysis, record keeping, lab risk and safety protocols, and equipment maintenance and calibration (RT-PCR, cell incubator, chair side sequencer). Additionally, will be involved in tissue and blood processing, collection of primary cells, cell culture, immunologic and molecular diagnostic methods (PCR, nucleic acid isolation, library preparation, ELISA, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry), and more depending on the lab needs. May also be required to be present during surgical procedures for data collection and sample retrieval for post-operative processing. Attend lab meetings and when appropriate, will present data to their laboratory peers and will contribute to scholarly articles by providing their research findings, data, and write-ups on the work performed and may participate in writing manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. Review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods that are needed for ongoing projects.
5% PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise. Participate in local conferences.
5% UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE Provide mentorship of undergraduate and veterinary students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training in work and data analysis.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.