The Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Specialist position. As an Assistant Specialist, the candidates will assume responsibilities in assisting and conducting translational research under the direction of Dr. Emanual Maverakis.
The laboratory of Dr Emanual Maverakis' research team conducts cutting edge clinical trials and is responsible for coordinating the basic science ancillary studies for many of the ongoing trials of the UC Davis Cancer Center. Dr Maverakis is the director of the UC Davis Immune Monitoring Core, a state of the are facility equipped with an Illumina next generation DNA sequencer, Bio-Rad Bio-Plex array ready among other instruments. In addition, Dr Maverakis' research group is funded by numerous groups for the purpose of conducting basic science.
The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment or with social science research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. Within this defined area and when appropriate, the Specialist is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and to supply input into the planning of research and educational programs. Normally, Specialists do not have Principal Investigator (PI) status but may obtain permission by exception and/or collaborate with a PI in preparing research proposals for extramural funding. The Specialist is evaluated for merit and promotion using three basic criteria outlined below.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (85% EFFORT)
A. The incumbent in this position will contribute to translational and basic science research projects by:
Reviewing and evaluating procedures to confirm they are performed in a timely and effective manner and in accordance with the laboratory protocols.
Coordinating clinical studies that may involve industry sponsored Phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials and investigator-initiated (government-funded) translational studies.
Preparing documents for submission to the IRB.
Communicating with sponsors.
Recruiting and screen study participants.
Coordinating participant clinical visits, and follow-up care, and ensure compliance with study protocols.
Collecting and transporting clinical specimens and investigational drugs.
Assisting in all activities related to clinical trials and translational research.
Running assays as part of the Immune Monitoring Core and Maverakis Lab Research, including but not limited to multi-plex analyte detection, cell culture, next generation sequencing, and quantitative real- time PCR following Standard Operating Procedures.
B. Serve as a research coordinator for transalational and basic science research projects conducted by PIs in the department, as resources permit. Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted communication between individual laboratories, data management and preparation of reports tailored to meet the needs of the requesting individual(s).Collaborate with other research and extension personnel affiliated with research activities of the UC Davis Immune Monitoring Shared Resource.
C. Evaluation of performance in research activities or in outreach activities as deemed applicable to the Specialist's project(s) in specialized areas, will be assessed by any of the following:
Publications that acknowledge the Specialist's significant and meaningful contribution to the work.
Publications on which the Specialist is an author.
Other evidence (e.g., letters from collaborators or principal investigators) that work done by the Specialist contributed to publishable research.
Active dissemination of information (beyond the boundaries of the campus) through informal instruction, presentations, or other means stemming from the Specialist's research accomplishments.
Other evidence of recognized expertise may include formal documentation of intellectual effort and participation in publishable research activities, first authorship on publications or patents, presentation of research at regional/national meetings, invitations to review grant proposals and/or journal articles, invitations to participate in research projects, and/or service on advisory panels.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (10% EFFORT)
A. Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations. For example, attend and present at the UC Davis Epithelial Biology Club, attend UC Davis Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, attend one national conference either the Society of Investigative Dermatology annual meeting, the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, or the American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting. B. Participate in publication of research activities such as reviewing journal. C. Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise. Develop and submit publications including abstracts and manuscripts. D. Attend and present at local and national research meetings.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)
A. May maintain liaison and respond to the needs of various industry organizations, state and federal agencies, and other external groups on issues related to area of expertise. B. Participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate. Basic Qualifications:
Master's degree in biological sciences, or related field or a bachelor's degree with 3 or more years of experience in biological sciences or related field. Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience in multi-plex analyte detection, cell culture, next generation sequencing, and quantitative real- time PCR following Standard Operating Procedures This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. For full consideration, applications should be received by the initial review date of February 1, 2021, however, this position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a PDF of their curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity and contact information for 3 references online at [https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03947]. Please direct questions to Kate Zemlo Rivas, at email@example.com UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidates to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available [http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify]. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus [http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/]. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.
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