Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Junior Specialist Dr. Jin Lab
Position Summary: The full-time junior specialist will be mainly involved in studying molecular and cellular biological of neuroinflammation related to brain disorders, under the supervision of Dr. Jin in the laboratory located at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute. Specifically, the projects will study the involvement of glycoproteins and sugar-binding proteins in cellular signal transduction during neuroinflammation.
Responsibilities: General responsibilities could include: RESEARCH (80%):
Writing, editing and finalizing various grant proposals including new grant applications, grant renewal applications, training and fellowship grants, and various other scientific grant proposals.
Active participation in finalizing written scientific products to include: abstracts, research grant proposals, PowerPoint presentations, manuscripts, publications, and reports.
Contribute to translational and basic science research projects
Manage datasets, records, and research documentation
Educate students and mentor students in the laboratory as required
Conduct the following laboratory techniques: 1) routine cell cultures; 2) routine rodent husbandry, simple rodent procedures, and genotyping; 3) DNA extraction; 4) microscopy; 5) ELISA.
Correctly use and maintain laboratory equipment such as micro-plate reader, balances, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, cryostat, and laminar flow hoods
Update/ modify standard laboratory procedures to fulfill the needs of each research project.
Other related jobs assigned by supervisor PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (10%):
The incumbent will have opportunities to develop presentation abilities in laboratory meetings and the departmental meeting and other on-campus events.
The incumbent will be encouraged to read appropriate literature and discuss during laboratory meetings.
The incumbent will be encouraged to have membership with appropriate societies and participate in appropriate meetings and groups on-campus.
The incumbent will serve as a key coordinator in large scale collaboration investigating the roles of sugar in brain pathophysiology. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (10%):
Mentorship of volunteer and undergraduate students
Bachelor degree in biological sciences or a related field
Previous demonstrated experience in studying sugar-binding proteins
Proficient computer skills including spreadsheet and database software
Ability to work with rodent tissue, human tissue and human cell lines
Flexible to changing demands of research tasks
Professional approach to work and attention to detail
Ability to review literature and follow the exact protocols of others'
Enthusiastic in learning new lab skills
Salary: Step I - $39,500 Annually, 100% FTE
Number of Positions Available: 1
Term of Appointment: One year with possibility to extend to two maximum. Non-Exempt appointment based on the needs of the research project. 100% Appointment.
Please submit: Cover Letter (Required), CV (Required) or Resume, and Contact Information for three references (Required)
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