The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis, is seeking a full-time Assistant/Associate Specialist. The purpose of this position is to provide support, coordination and leadership for research studies of Dr. Kyle Fink. In direct collaboration with the Principle Investigator(s), this position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in neuroscience and the translation of gene editing/modifying tools for genetically linked neurological disorders at the Institute for Regenerative Cures at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. This position requires specialization in induced pluripotent stem cell culture (iPSC), differentiation, transfection/transduction, and analysis using Next Generation Sequencing.
Under general supervision the employee will provide assistance in research evaluating gene editing/modifying tools for neurological disorders such as CDKL5 deficiency disorder and Rett Syndrome. This is a critical position that will become integral to the success of the Stem Cell Program and the targeted gene modification studies moving forward.
Research (80% effort)
Assist in planning, design and execution of experiments and scientific documentation and analysis of results
Participate in lab meetings and discuss current/future projects with research faculty and staff
Participate with research staff on peer-reviewed publications, grant proposals, research reports and talk/poster presentations
Provide support to research staff
Enter data into on-line databases
Organize study documents
Professional Competence (10%)
Attend teleconferences, study monitoring visits, audits, etc.
University and Public Service (10% effort)
Present at local forums regarding X-linked disorders and Epigenetic Modifications
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and educate them on how to operate in the laboratory
Attend journal clubs and other relevant presentations
Bachelor's degree in arts or sciences
Master's degree or Equivalent in Stem Cell Biology, preferably a CIRM Stem Cell Bridges Scholar
Experience in bench and stem cell research, specifically human iPSC
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, antibody assays, tissue culture, and immunocytochemistry
Excellent oral and written communication
Organized, motivated, attentive to detail, punctual
Able to learn new software applications to support research studies
Project management for coordinating aspects of research studies
For full consideration, applications must be received by April 5, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Qualified applicants should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03891.
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