Junior Specialist Research Assistant Position Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science UC Davis School of Medicine
The laboratory of Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D. in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science at UC Davis School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Junior Specialist (BA- or BS-level research assistant) to work closely with the principal investigator on translational research projects involving ocular imaging, retinal cell biology, and genome engineering / gene therapy. More information about the principal investigator and research laboratory can be found at: https://health.ucdavis.edu/eyecenter/yiulab/index.html. The laboratory is located in Tupper Hall in the UC Davis campus.
Responsibilities of this position will include planning, execution, and presentation of experiments involving mammalian tissue cultures, molecular biology, histology, animal surgery, and ocular imaging - including the analysis, grading, and organization of secure image data from human clinical studies. The individual is also expected to assume assistance with lab activities, maintenance of equipment and supplies, care of mouse colony, and some administrative duties involving safety protocols and allocation of grant funds to ensure cost-effectiveness of the research. Interested individuals may also occasionally observe and participate in the principal investigator's clinical practice in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery.
Depending on the interest and availability of funds, the Junior Specialist will have opportunities to present research findings to a larger audience at scientific conferences or meetings. The incumbent will also assist the principal investigator in presenting progress reports and final summaries to granting agencies as well as lab meetings with other investigators.
The Junior Specialist will mentor undergraduate students from UC Davis. He/She will actively contribute to lab activities through staff meetings and presentations to colleagues and researchers from various scientific communities.
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in future careers in science or medicine to gain experience in a stimulating and interactive lab environment. UC Davis School of Medicine offers a solid benefits package and the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists in a cutting-edge setting.
A strong undergraduate background in science, and prior laboratory research experience is required. Some computer science or programming skills, and experience with lab animal handling is preferred, but not required. The job also requires a highly motivated, organized, and focused individual who is eager to learn and to take initiative. This is a full-time appointment, with occasional evening or weekend hours for management of experiments. A 2-year commitment is preferred.
For full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through May 31, 2021.
Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03929. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for up to 3 references.
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