Junior Specialists in Wnt Signaling Research - Ho Lab
Apply Here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05958
Open Date: August 25, 2023
Next Review Date: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. All applicants received will be released to the Search Committee the following day. More review dates will continue to be added if the position is not filled.
The Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire 1 employee as a Junior Specialist in Dr. Ho’s lab. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in developmental biology, Wnt signal transduction and human birth defects.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE
The Junior Specialist has the general duties of working closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and postdoctoral fellow in the planning and execution of research projects. The Junior Specialist may assist in data collection, entry and quality control, study design and implementation, literature reviews and data analysis for preparation of manuscripts or conference presentations, and writing conference abstracts and manuscripts (e.g., methods and results sections, table, and figure generation) for a particular project.
The incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Henry Ho and work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.
Successful candidates are expected to participate in three major categories of activities listed below:
1. RESEARCH (90% EFFORT)
The incumbent will collaborate with other research personnel affiliated with research activities involving the role of Wnt5a-Ror signaling in normal and disease states. The specific roles and duties include the structure-function study of the Wnt5a/Ror receptor complex, the development of novel reporter constructs and cell lines, and the analysis of genetically modified mutant mice carrying mutations in components of the Wnt5a-Ror pathway. The Junior Specialist is given support and guidance for work assigned and will participate in ongoing projects, with individual responsibilities assigned in the lab. As the Junior Specialist gains expertise in experimental skills and makes substantial, novel discoveries, they will be expected to contribute to manuscript preparation and publication. The position also involves assisting with general lab research operations and training of new lab members. The candidate hired needs to have ability to work as part of a team and be reasonably flexible in working hours in order to accommodate experimental schedules.
2. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5% EFFORT)
The Junior Specialist will be expected to give oral or poster presentations at departmental and other seminars, such as journal clubs and other activities.
3. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)
Candidate is expected to help mentor undergraduate students in the lab, and to participate in laboratory and group meetings and academic activities.
- This recruitment is conducted at the junior rank. The resulting hire will be at the junior rank regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.
- A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2.
- Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field. Must have bachelor’s degree by start date.
- Knowledge of routine safe laboratory practices.
- Proficiency in the following lab techniques: mammalian cell culture, transfection, molecular biology skills including DNA isolation and genotyping, protein biochemistry such as western blot analysis.
- Basic knowledge in signal transduction, developmental biology and Wnt signaling.
- Experience in record keeping/organization of large data set.
- Experience in flow cytometry.
- Experience in management of mouse colony
To apply, please go to the following link: JPF05958. This position will remain open until filled.
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT
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