Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science UC Davis School of Medicine The laboratory of Susanna S. Park, 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, immunohistochemistry and stem cell therapy. Most of the research will be conducted in Tupper Hall in the UC Davis campus but some of the work will be done at the Institute for Regenerative Cures, UC Davis Sacramento campus. More information about the principal investigator can be found at: https://health.ucdavis.edu/team/cancer/996/susanna-park---ophthalmology---vitreoretinal-surgery-sacramento
Responsibilities of this position will include Research (85%): The Junior Specialist will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities through the following roles and duties:
Planning, execution, and presentation of experiments involving animal surgery, ocular imaging, immunohistochemistry, and in vitro assays
Prepares manuscripts for publications in collaboration with the principal investigator, manuscript preparation includes reviewing relevant literature, describing methods and results used to acquire the data, presenting and analyzing data retrieved, constructing clear and informative figures, interpreting the results and discussing how the fit in the current understanding of the field.
Assume assistance with lab activities, maintenance of equipment and supplies, care of laboratory animals, and some administrative duties involving safety protocols and allocation of grant funds to ensure cost-effectiveness of the research
Observe and participate in the principal investigator's clinical practice in medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery and assist in clinical research if interested.
Lab maintenance including staying compliant with safety standards and inspections, ordering lab supplies, as well as completing paperwork.
Professional Competence (10%):
The incumbent will present research at regional and appropriate national meetings such as ARVO and AAO. They will also present at Departmental meetings such as journal clubs and lab meetings. Presentations will be delivered in poster and/or oral format.
University and Public Service (5%):
Candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduates in the lab, participate and contribute to laboratory and group meetings and other activities, as applicable.
As a full time research group member, this position includes responsibility for maintaining safety standards and meeting regulatory requirements, staff training and mentoring.
The Junior Specialist may 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 laboratory research experience. UC Davis School of Medicine offers a solid benefits package and the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists in a cutting-edge setting.
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