Junior Specialist in Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of California Davis School of Medicine

United States

Junior Specialist - LaSalle Lab

Job #JPF05436
  • MED:Medical Microbiology & Imm / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: December 14, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist to work 100% time under the direction of Dr. Dag Yasui.

This position will be involved in research for 75% of the time with interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in molecular genetics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, research in molecular aspects of autism spectrum disorders and single gene developmental disorders. Specifically, the applicant must have experience in performing DNA isolation from tissues and saliva plus DNA quantitation by Nanodrop and DNA qualitative analysis by gel electrophoresis. From the isolated genomic DNA the applicant must have experience in performing and interpreting genotyping PCR analysis. The applicant must also be experienced in performing X chromosome inactivation analysis from human female DNA samples. The applicant must have at least 1 year of experience handling, breeding, scoring, assaying gait and dissecting mice. These skills are required as part of an ongoing studies into the mechanisms underlying Rett syndrome. The applicant should be current in knowledge of the UC Davis Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) system with training in AUC101, recording mice and ordering mice through the IACUC portal. The applicant will also have experience in tissue processing for histology, as well as mammalian cell culture. As part of their duties the candidate will generate data and perform data analysis using R and python programming tools and is therefore required to have a basic knowledge of these computer programs.

20% of the time will be for professional competence and will involve laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance include assisting senior researchers in the preparation of biological user authorization (BUA) and UC Davis IACUC animal use protocols, maintenance of lab safety protocols, preparation of bacterial cell culture plates, management of specimen inventory, data input and storage, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and placing requests for orders to the business office.
Thus, is is desirable the candidate have experience using the UC Davis Aggie Buy and Prepurchasing systems. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings and 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 inwriting manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. The candidate will read scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods for the project that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings.

5% effort the candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentorship of undergraduate students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training them in basic lab techniques.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related field with prior laboratory experience.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

The applicant must have at least 1 year of experience handling, breeding, scoring, assaying gait and dissecting mice and experience in performing DNA isolation from tissues and saliva plus DNA quantitation by Nanodrop and DNA qualitative analysis by gel electrophoresis. From the isolated genomic DNA the applicant must have experience in performing and interpreting genotyping PCR analysis. The applicant must also be experienced in performing X chromosome inactivation analysis from human female DNA samples.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.(Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05436

Help contact: mjwilken@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Davis, CA
 


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