The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a qualified Junior Specialist.
I. Research (93%):
Research & Data Analyses (88%) - This position requires creative contributions to the development of research methodologies for investigating the impact of diet on age-related changes in memory and motor function. The candidate will help develop, validate and implement new procedures or refine existing procedures to determine if dietary interventions lessen or prevent deficits in cognitive or motor function with advanced age in laboratory rodents. The candidate will prepare diets and assist with diet formulation. The candidate will also assist with planning, implementing and over seeing projects investigating the impact of diet on longevity and health span in mice and rats. He/she will perform data analysis for the research projects. The candidate will provide support for the aged animal colony and assist with managing breeding colonies that may be required to produce animals for the studies. The candidate will also assist the PI and other members of the research team with maintaining and updating laboratory records.
Publication (5%) - The candidate will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with the PI and other members of the research team.
II. Professional Competence and Activity (5%): The candidate will participate in seminar series and conferences relevant to the research work in the laboratory in order to stay up-to-date on method development and research in nutrition and aging. He/she may serve as a reviewer of scientific publications. the candidate will give presentations at laboratory meetings, and when appropriate, may present a poster or give an oral presentation at a conference.
III. University and Public Service (2%): The candidate may present research data to the public. The candidate may engage in University service activities through committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's of Science Degree. Experience working with laboratory mice. Ability to keep detailed records. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team. Strong communication and decision-making skills. Strong organization skills.
SALARY RANGE: Step I - $3,525.00 monthly; or Step II - $3,758.33 monthly; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: Apply from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Tentative start date of May 1, 2020.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment will be for 1 year. Appointment will be at 100%.
TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: [https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03457]. Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, a short research statement, and diversity statement.
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for 1-3 references.
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