Position Overview: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2
Stem Cell Junior Specialist Available UC Davis Center for Neuroscience Apply via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06179 For full consideration, apply by 14 days after posting Description: We are looking to hire a junior specialist to join our Gliomics Research Group (https://www.gliomics-lab.com/) at the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis. Our group is interested in understanding the genetic regulation of microglia states in neurodegenerative diseases. We aim to identify, track, and manipulate microglia states using various in vitro and in vivo stem cell models, genomics, epigenetics, and imaging techniques. We are passionate about advancing our understanding of diseases and making a difference in patients' lives. This position will contribute specifically to projects that use stem cell-derived models to understand better the role of microglia states in health and diseases. We particularly seek applicants with cell culture experience interested in participating in each step of the project, from design to analysis. This is an exciting opportunity to support and develop new projects on neuroimmune interactions in Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This position will provide an outstanding foundation for a career in science, medicine, or biotechnology, with multiple possible career paths in academia and industry.
Junior Specialist Full-time (40 hours/week) ** Up to 2-year commitment with reappointment is preferred in order to fulfill training requirements Start date: March 1, 2024
RESEARCH 90% Experimental design - 15%
Work with team members and collaborators to design and carry out experiments essential to thegroup's collective success.
Consult the literature, supervisor, and other scientific staff as needed to troubleshoot experiments. Data collection and analysis - 60%
Prepare and maintain cell cultures, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), derived neurons,and glia.
Prepare and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies.
Maintain detailed experimental records, documentation, and written protocols.
Perform basic immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and image analysis. Lab management and lab tasks - 15%
Assist with equipment maintenance and laboratory organization
Ensure new lab members are trained on appropriate lab procedures.
Maintaining and purchasing lab supplies
Maintenance of IRB protocols PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE. 5%
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation to relevant conferences, such as Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available).
Active participation in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help incumbents develop their career goals.
Participation in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise UNIVERSITY SERVICE 5%
The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.
The incumbent will participate in public outreach activities.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.