Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Jr. Specialist I - GI
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist.
The Junior Specialist appointee will be involved in studies focusing on questions in liver disease, their natural history and treatment. These studies will involve the participation in and coordination of activities between research collaborators at UC Davis Health System and collaborating sites.
RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90%) General responsibilities include assisting the Project Investigators in literature review, experiment planning and design, scientific documentation of the experiments/results and preparation of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals.
The incumbent will specifically participate in two projects under the supervision of the PI:
Natural history of liver diseases. The successful candidate will coordinate and participate in the activities of multi-center consortia (including the Consortium for Autoimmune Liver Disease or CALiD) aimed at understanding the natural history of autoimmune liver diseases. The incumbent will be trained on abstraction of data, data entry and analysis, patient recruitment, and regulatory/ethical requirements. The incumbent will work with research coordinators to recruit patients, collect and record data for the clinical studies, and generate monthly progress reports. They will be expected to formulate a research question that can be answered by the results from these data and participate in the analysis of data with a trained biostatistician while assisting in the writing of the manuscripts and abstracts.
Fecal microbiome studies. In this project, the incumbent will be involved in patient recruitment, collection of biospecimens, and maintaining an accurate inventory of the biorepository. The candidate will work under the supervision of collaborators performing microbiome research to perform sequencing and analysis of the fecal samples. The candidate will participate in processing samples, analyzing data and writing manuscript.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%)
Contribute to the CALiD conference by preparing and presenting presentations and attending the proceedings.
Attend journal review, GI Research In Progress, and local/national meeting to present research findings.
UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
Organizes meetings and teleconferences of CALiD and other consortia
Interact with patient advocacy organizations and organize local patient meetings.
Bachelor degree in biological sciences or a related field with previous laboratory course experience.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and use medical terminology appropriately.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Working knowledge and familiarity with spreadsheets.
Knowledge and experience in conducting basic laboratory procedures, bioinformatics, and statistical methods are highly desirable.
Knowledge of HIPPA, ethical issues and writing human subject protocol in conducting human research is also required.
Salary: Step I - $39,500 Annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Number of Positions Available: 1
Term of Appointment: Short-term 2-year maximum Non-Exempt appointment, seasonal appointment based on the needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.
For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for at least three references, and writing sample by February 24, 2019.
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