Position Overview: A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 at Step 1 or $54,600 at Step 2
The successful candidate is expected to perform technical/routine lab activities required to accomplish the research project.
Incumbents in this position is required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities by helping to design, perform and analyze experiments.
Incumbents will assist their PI in the study design, collecting and interpreting data, and revising plans for future experiments based on results.
The Junior Specialist will contribute to creative activities by discussing the projects assigned to them during weekly meetings and quarterly lab meetings.
Incumbents will contribute to scholarly manuscripts by performing, analyzing data, and preparing figures from experiments.
Incumbents will be creatively involved in assisting with the writing and review of the manuscript by providing detailed protocols and methods and data analysis.
The incumbent will be expected to be familiar with grants and background literature as part of the scientific or scholarly literature reviews.
Incumbents will present at regular lab meetings to satisfy professional competence.
The incumbent will be required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities including data generation, data analysis and figure generation for the NIH/NIAA R01 grants 5R01AA027075-05 'Neuroimmune interaction in Rett syndrome', 5R01AA027075-05 'Imprinted snoRNA loci and circadian entrainment' and 5R01ES029213-05 'PCB Epigenomic Brain & Behavior Lasting Effects Study (PEBBLES)' as documented by daily record keeping in lab notebooks, journal publications, quarterly lab presentations and weekly meetings with direct supervisor.
The incumbent will be continuously and effectively engaged in research activity of scholarly quality and significance in the field of human neurologic disorders including Rett syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and autistic disorder.
University and Public Service (20%):
The incumbent may provide university or public service by serving on committees such as DEI. The successful candidate is expected to perform technical/routine lab activities required to accomplish the research project.
Professional Competence (5%):
Participation in appropriate professional/technical societies such as the American Society of Human Genetics or groups and other educational and research organizations.
Review of journal manuscripts and other publications related to their area of expertise under the supervision of direct supervisor.
Additional education and credentials as related to the specialized area of research.
Reporting: The applicant will work under the supervision of Dag H. Yasui PhD. a project Scientist and Jessica Huang PhD and George Kuodza Post-Doctoral Fellows and PhD candidate graduate students, Viki Haghani, Julia Mouat, and Logan Williams.
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