Description The UC Davis Health School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, an academic/clinical department, encompassing several sub-specialties, working to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, research and public service. The Department's strategy is built on four pillars: Impactful Advocacy; In-demand, World-Class Education; Innovation through Leading-Edge Research; and World-Class Quality, Value-Driven Clinical Care.
Molecular and biomechanical research is the major focus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's research laboratories.
Established when the department was founded in 1969, the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories became the Lawrence J. Ellison Musculoskeletal Research Center in 1997, made possible through a generous gift by Lawrence J. Ellison, president and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, to help develop a world-class research center in skeletal molecular biology.
The laboratories provide a facility where faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students and visiting scholars can conduct broadly interdisciplinary research in tissue and cellular biomechanics, regeneration and repair.
Position Information Salary Range : $1988.80 to $3199.20 Salary Frequency : Bi-weekly No. of Positions : 1 Appointment Type : Limited Percentage of Time : 50% Shift Hour : 08 Hours Location : Research I City : Sacramento Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
THIS IS NOT AN H1B OPPORTUNITY.
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
Qualifications REQUIRED -Experience as a Research Associate, or combination of related experience and education. -Experience and ability to perform biomechanical testing. -Experience with research involving animal studies, with capability of animal handling, including, but not limited to animal surgery and anesthesia. -Substantial experience working with research procedures, including writing protocols (BUA and IACUC). -Experience with research results reporting and research focused publications. -Expertise with data analysis and reporting.
PREFERRED -Knowledge of orthopaedic and biomechanical research, including procedures and methods. -Experience with, or ability to learn, machining and computer aided drafting/design programs.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT -Ability to lift lab equipment and chemicals weighing up to 50 lbs. - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
Responsibilities This is a 0.50 FTE position. Under general supervision of Vice Chair of Research and Chief Administrative Officer, this position will support faculty, residents, and students in conducting orthopaedic research projects by contributing to the study design; design, select, and assist with manufacturing experimental mechanical fixtures; develop protocols for and maintain laboratory equipment; troubleshoot and resolve problems; instruct and supervise faculty, residents and students in use of equipment; ensure compliance with lab protocols and safety standards, policies and procedures. Assist faculty, residents, and students in performing complex data gathering and analysis. This role serves to assist with conducting meaningful orthopaedic research aimed at discovering new orthopaedic practices to improve patient care.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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