The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is recruiting for a full-time position as Assistant Specialist.
The position is focused on the support of research program related to translational research in cardiovascular medicine. Candidates who have proven track records in induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, confocal imaging, flow cytometry, RT-PCR analyses and knowledge in gene-targeted mouse models is preferred. Excellent communication, social and organizational skills and the ability to work in teams effectively and interact with others are required is highly preferred.
The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment or with social science research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. Within this defined area and when appropriate, the Specialist is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and to supply input into the planning of research and educational programs. Normally, Specialists do not have Principal Investigator (PI) status but may obtain permission by exception and/or collaborate with a PI in preparing research proposals for extramural funding. The Specialist is evaluated for merit and promotion using three basic criteria outlined below.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90% EFFORT)
A. Collaborate with other research and extension personnel affiliated with research activities involving (the problem and certain types of research on the topic). Evaluation of performance in research activities or in outreach activities as deemed applicable to the individual project in specialized areas, as documented by any of the following: 1) Publications that acknowledge the Specialist's significant and meaningful contribution to the work. 2) Publications on which the Specialist is an author. 3) Other evidence (e.g., letters from collaborators or principal investigators) that work done by the Specialist contributed to publishable research. 4) Active dissemination of information (beyond the boundaries of the campus) through informal instruction, presentations, or other means stemming from the Specialist's research accomplishments. 5) Other evidence of recognized expertise may include formal documentation of intellectual effort and participation in publishable research activities, first authorship on publications/patents, presentation of research at regional/national meetings, invitations to review grant proposals and/or journal articles, invitations to participate in research projects, and/or service on advisory panels. B. Serve as a research coordinator for (name types of) projects conducted by PIs in the department, as resources permit. Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted communication between individual laboratories, data management and preparation of reports tailored to meet the needs of the requesting individual(s).
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5% EFFORT)
A. Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations. B. Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)
A. May maintain liaison and respond to the needs of various industry organizations, state and federal agencies, and other external groups on issues related to area of expertise. B. Participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate.
Required candidate qualifications include a master degree. Demonstrated experience and the ability to adhere to policies and procedures are required, as is the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment. The candidate is expected to work well with teams of basic and translational scientists. Strong interpersonal skills is required. Qualified applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of contributions to Diversity and the names and contact information for five professional references online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02662
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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