The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist possesses the medical expertise and knowledge necessary to function at a high level of competence. 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 (e.g., consenting critically ill patients for their participation in several United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device trials). Upon consent of patients in compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, candidates may perform specimen collection, validation/verification of IVD assays conforming to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards, including specimen biobanking as needed, and testing for the different IVD devices/analyzers, record medical data, and maintain documentation as outlined by Good Laboratory Practice, Good Clinical Practice, and CAP/Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) requirements. These studies will require extensive testing of patient samples on IVD devices analytical performance in compliance with FDA and guidelines from regulatory agencies (e.g., CAP/CLIA, etc). This will require demonstrated proficiency with laboratory bench work, strict adherence to protocol, require keen observation, and extensive documentation. Other projects that include hospital quality research projects such as patient chart review, implementation of new diagnostic assays and/or algorithms to support the goals of UC Davis Health. Candidates are expected to manage a financial budget for all clinical and scientific projects with the PI; this includes a prospective analysis of future funding as well a cost analysis of all incurring costs, as well as coordinate staff to execute research projects. Candidates will be required to maintain and monitor budgets and other grant components as needed, supporting the overall clinical research enterprise of this group. 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. Execute both sponsored and investigator-initiated studies supporting the research group. The candidate is 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.
Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, etc) in Biological sciences or related field
All required CITI research module certificates
Demonstrated proficiency with bench science activities, including but not limited to; dilution preparation specimen handling, accurate measuring of chemicals.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Powerpoint.
Extremely knowledgeable of Biological sciences.
Attentive and reliable with various modes of communications (email, calls, texts, etc).
Possess good inter-personal skills and be capable of working alongside a variety of different personalities and hospital occupations.
Ability to function in a loud, hectic environment.
Term of Appointment: One year with possibility to extend. Non-Exempt appointment based on the needs of the research project. 100% Appointment.
Please submit: Cover Letter (Optional), CV (Required) or Resume, and Contact Information for three references (Required) to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03173 This posting will remain open until filled through 6/30/2020.
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