I. RESEARCH (90%) Successful candidate is required to provide technical assistance in a biomedical field. Specific topics of interest include regenerative, musculoskeletal, oral, and maxillofacial biology. The junior specialist will contribute to creativity of this research by learning and discovering new aspects of tissue regeneration, and how engineered tissues implants are perceived by the recipient.
The candidate responsibilities will include execution of benchtop experiments, data acquisition, analysis, record keeping, lab maintenance, maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment (mechanical testing machines, plate reader, automated cell counter). Additionally, the candidate will be involved in tissue and blood processing, collection of primary cells, cell culture, immunologic methods (Flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry), and more depending on the lab needs. The candidate may also be required to be present during surgical procedures for data collection and sample retrieval for post-operative processing.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5%)
Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations.
Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%)
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.
Participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.