The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist to work full-time.
This position will be involved in research and improving diagnostic testing efforts for the Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory for 100% of the time. Responsibilities will include research involving immunodiffusion, EIA, and complement fixation testing. Additional projects will involve maintaining a hybridoma cell line for antibody production, establishing working protocols for in house reagent production for use in the clinical laboratory, and collaborating with other laboratory personnel in establishing and maintaining a specimen biobank. Activities may include working in a BSL 3 laboratory under supervision. The candidate will record, analyze, and compile data as well as complete data uploads to appropriate Laboratory Information Systems. They will be expected to aid in troubleshooting and analysis of findings and work closely with the director and any other collaborators.
25% of the duties involve laboratory maintenance and regulatory compliance, maintenance of lab safety protocols, preparation of media and other materials used for common immunological testing, management of specimen inventory, data input and storage, and maintaining an inventory of supplies. Support will also include autoclaving, preparing media for BSL 3 work, and washing glassware. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings and when appropriate, will present data to their laboratory peers and will contribute to scholarly articles by providing their research findings, data, and write-ups on the work performed and may participate in writing manuscript portions in relation to their research findings. The candidate will review scholarly literature to improve or learn about methods for the project that are needed for ongoing projects and will participate in local conferences and joint lab meetings. The candidate will also provide University/public service by providing mentor ship of undergraduate students, guiding them in laboratory safety and training in work and data analysis.
Basic Qualifications: Possess a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Immunology or related field with prior experience in a clinical or research laboratory setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience to perform immunological techniques. Computer skills pertaining to scientific data entry and usage. Experience in developing or adapting experimental tools and assays. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team and will exhibit a professional approach to work and attention to detail.
Salary Range: Step I - annual rate of $44,500 or Step II - annual rate of $47,400 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, applications should be received by December 17, 2020. However, this position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021.
The term of the appointment is initially for one year with a possible extension for a second year.
To Apply: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03922. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information of three references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
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