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. Andreas Bäumler.

This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in bacterial pathogenesis for 70% time.  Of that time 75% of the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, research on molecular aspects of Salmonella and Citrobacter pathogenesis, performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, Real Time PCR Assays, subcloning DNA fragments into vectors, transforming bacteria, plating bacteria for quantitation, and working with bacterial samples in an anaerobic chamber, running protein gels and Western blots, providing assistance in tissue processing, participation in animal studies under supervision, performing immunochemistry and imaging and cell culture. The candidate will participate in performing or assisting in experiments to generate data, perform data analysis, and will receive training by post-doctoral fellows, senior researchers, and the principal investigator. The candidate will participate in the design, collection, and interpretation of data and evaluation of the information in order to consult with the PI and senior researchers. 25% of the duties involve laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance, including assisting senior researchers 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, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and placing requests for orders to the business office. The candidate will be expected to 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. The candidate will review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings. The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentorship 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 major with prior laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. 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 and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.

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 August 17, 2020. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. 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/analyst/recruitments/JPF03675. 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 Autumn D. Vega at advega@ucdavis.edu

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. Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor.

This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in viral pathogenesis for 75% of the time. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, research in molecular aspects of HIV/SIV pathogenesis, participation in performing molecular techniques such as RNA/DNA extraction, Real Time PCR Assays, performing histology and immunochemistry, providing assistance in tissue processing, participation in animal studies under supervision, preparation of antiretroviral therapies for animal studies, immunochemistry and imaging and cell cultures. The candidate will participate in performing or assisting in experiments to generate data and perform data analysis, and will receive training by post-doctoral fellows, senior researchers, and the principal investigator in order to participate in the design, collection, and interpretation of data by looking at the data gathered from the experiment that has produced the data and evaluate the information in order to consult with the PI and senior researchers. 25% of the duties involve laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance include assisting senior researchers 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, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and placing requests for orders to the business office. The candidate will be expected to 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. The candidate will review 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. 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’s degree in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related field with prior laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform molecular biology techniques. Experience preparing antiretroviral drugs for animal studies. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. 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 and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.

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 August 3, 2020. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. 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/analyst/recruitments/JPF03632. 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