Assistant Project Scientist (Hunter Lab) University of California, Davis Davis

Title Assistant Project Scientist (hunter Lab)
Date 2020
Company University of California, Davis
City Davis

Short Description :

Independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program ie, Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc, they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation The candidate ,…

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Recruitment Period

Open date: April 13th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION – ASSISTANT PROJECT SCIENTIST

NATURE AND PURPOSE
The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in their academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. They will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1) RESEARCH (90%)

Research activity (75%)
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of microbiology, molecular genetics, DNA replication and DNA repair. The candidate will help determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. They will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. The candidate may support other lab members regarding the technical aspects of single-molecule research, including methods development, trouble-shooting, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. They are responsible for planning and performing scientific experiments, analyzing data, and preparing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Specifically, they will perform ensemble and single-molecule studies of human BRCA2 tumor suppressor protein. These experiments will allow to decipher the molecular mechanism of BRCA2 mediator activity, which is critical for homologous recombination, mostly error-free DNA repair pathway which is malfunctioned in many types of cancer, including breast cancer. The results of this study will be of high importance for both basic and clinical science.

Publication (15%)
The candidate will publish research in peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.

2) PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (9%)
The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to their specific field of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and they will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.

When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.

3) UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (1%)

The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies.

The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.

  • To Apply: Qualified applicants should upload CV and cover letter via this URL: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03481

  • Questions: Please direct questions to Neil Hunter, nhunter[at]ucdavis.edu

  • The 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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate 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.

Job location Davis, CA Requirements Document requirements
  • Curriculum VitaeYour most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and InclusionContributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

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