JOB OPPORTUNITY

JUNIOR SPECIALIST

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist to work under the direction of Dr. Satya Dandekar.

This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on biological questions in infectious diseases, HIV/SIV pathogenesis and immunology. This position is 100% time with effort as 75% performing research in infectious diseases and 25% effort for lab compliance. Successful candidates will participate in performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, large-scale sample repository and maintenance, Real Time PCR Assays and gene expression Analysis. General responsibilities include: perform histology and immunochemistry, provide assistance in tissue processing; participate in animal studies, use tissue culture models to perform experiments using molecular biology, immunochemistry and imaging, transcriptional analysis, and cell cultures. Laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance account for 25% of the position which includes assisting in the preparation of BUA and animal use protocols, maintenance of lab safety protocols, preparation of bacterial cell culture plates, management of specimen inventory, data input and storage maintaining an inventory of supplies and placing requests for orders to the business office. 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 candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentor ship of undergraduate students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training in work and data analysis.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related field with prior laboratory experience. Must exhibit professional approach to work and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. Experience with large-scale sample repository and maintenance. Experienced computer skill for scientific data entry and usage is also preferred.

Salary Range: Step I annual rate of $42,300 or Step II – annual rate of $45,100 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 2, 2020. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020. As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding.

The term of the appointment is short term, based on the needs of the research project.

To Apply: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03431. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information of three references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Please direct any questions to Kathryn Blaisdell at klblaisdell@ucdavis.edu

Position Announcement

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Opportunity in Fungal Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, announces a search for a qualified candidate with diagnostic and administrative capabilities to direct the diagnostic activities of a Fungal Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory (currently emphasizes coccidioidomycosis serology). The candidate will be recruited for a full-time position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank in the In Residence series. Appointments to this series are expected to engage in responsibilities that include provision of serologic tests for coccidioidomycosis, reviewing results of serologic tests, providing consultation and managing laboratory staff. This position offers opportunities for biomedical investigations.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. and be board certified with the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, or the American Board of Medical Microbiology, or be board certified in internal medicine (infectious diseases) or pathology, or any other boards approved under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act or possess an M.D. Training in microbiology and immunology and a background in teaching and administration is desirable. Collaborations with clinical and research programs at UC Davis and the UC Davis Medical Center are available.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship for this position. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 10, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of Contributions to Diversity and 3 letters of recommendation online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02940.

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. 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: https://www.e-verify.gov/.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact:

Lisa Brodkey, Director
Faculty Relations and Development,
530-752-7643

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (ecigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis--indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

ACADEMIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Academic Fungal Biologist / Pathogenesis
Assistant or Associate Professor
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is recruiting for a full-time 100% academic position as an Assistant or Associate Professor (In Residence at 50% and 50% regular tenure track). Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Applicants must have active research programs in Fungal Biology and Fungal Pathogens causing human infectious diseases such as Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). Candidates are expected to have or to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program and to actively participate in the academic and service missions of the University.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and at least two years of post-doctoral experience, a research publication and grant funding record in fungal biology and pathogens, the ability to contribute to the education of medical students, undergraduate and graduate students. The criteria for the consideration of Applicants are: (1) a record of excellence in building competitive research program and (2) an ability to effectively communicate as a teacher. The successful candidate will join the UC Davis faculty with highly productive and collaborative research programs in infectious diseases, hostpathogen interactions, mucosal immunology and microbiology.

For applicants at the associate professor level, a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding and published research is required. For applicants at the assistant professor level, a strong record of research publications and potential for obtaining extramural funding are required.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. The University will not offer sponsorship for this position. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 10, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, Statement of Teaching, 3 publications, statement of Diversity, completed Authorization Release Form, and 3-5 letters of recommendation online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02941.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis requires all candidates of ladder rank faculty tenured or security of employment searches to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. 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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty, Cooperative Extension Specialists, and in a few instances, members of the Senior Management Group.

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: Lisa Brodkey, Director Faculty Relations and Development, (530) 752-7643.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (ecigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis--indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).