The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California, Davis is seeking an Assistant Project Scientist. The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.
• Required background and qualifications: o Degree (MD, PhD, DO, etc.) in biology or in a related field [with a minimum of five-year experience in laboratory and/or field research]o Experience in molecular biology, cloning, mass spectrometry, and culture of excitable cells such as cardiomyocytes or neurons.o Participated in veterinarian and/or biomedical education as well as rigorous research methodologies.o Diversity/Collegiality – Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.o Administration, leadership experience, and abilities - Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:o Experience with human pluripotent stem cell culture and cardiac differentiation, confocal imaging, flow cytometry, RT-PCR analyses, and small animal handling.
1) RESEARCH (90%)Research activity (70%)This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of cardiogenesis of human induced pluripotent stem cells. The candidate will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. In some cases, the candidate may supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, troubleshooting problems, interpreting results, and planning follow-up experiments.Developing and working on multiple projects under the direction of the principal investigator in the laboratory. Other responsibilities of the Assistant Project Scientist in the lab will include human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation into cardiomyocytes, molecular biology, cloning, analysis by confocal imaging, flow cytometry, tissue engineering, and small animal work. Assistant Project Scientist is required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Also, participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations; and review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to the areas of expertise. 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.
Publication (10%)The candidate will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.
Grant Acquisition (10%)The candidate will assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.
2) PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%)The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of cardiogenesis of human induced pluripotent stem cells and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.
When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.
3) UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies.
Qualified applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity and the names and contact information for five professional references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01785
For full consideration, applications must be received by August 28, 2017. However, this position will remain open until filled but no later than September 13, 2017.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The selected candidate will be hired at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
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Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.