The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Professional Researcher in the Surgical Bioengineering Laboratory.

The Professional Researcher develops and oversees their own independent, creative, and high-quality research program equivalent to that required for the Professor series. The Professional Researcher takes major responsibility and leadership for their programs. Generally, the appointee is expected to secure funding as a Principal Investigator but may be funded as a co-PI within a large center or collaborative program grant on which many independent investigators are working, as long as it is clear that the activities led by the professional researcher within the larger project constitute his/her own independent research program. Appointees do not have teaching responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:

– Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

– An appointee in this series must demonstrate continuous and effective engagement in independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance, equivalent to that expected of the Professor series.

Major Responsibilities Include:

Research  (90%)

This position is independently responsible for the development of active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of engineering stem cells and extracellular materials for surgical applications and testing these bio-engineered products in appropriate animal models for surgical bioengineering and clinical translation. The candidate will help to determine individual research goals.  The candidate will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques, carry out the experiments, and analyze the results. In some cases, the candidate may supervise students and technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.

This candidate is required to develop an independent research program on engineering stem cells and extracellular materials for surgical applications. The candidate will be expected to test bioengineered products in appropriate animal models for surgical bioengineering and clinical translation.

1.       Devise and conduct studies designed to determine tissue regeneration and treatment of surgical conditions and diseases, stem cell survival and function after transplantation, and function and bio-distribution of engineered extracellular vesicles.

2.       Collect, summarize, and analyze data

3.       Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals as senior author

4.       Prepare reports on research findings

5.       Acquire funding to support an independent research projects

Other research duties may include:

1.       Manage the budget and the project according to sound management principles

2.       Supervise employees paid on the budget

3.       Write and submit progress reports to funding agencies

4.       Train, consult with, and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with regard to experimental design and data analysis of studies conducted in his or her area of expertise

Professional Competence and Activity (5%)

The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and give research presentations at national and international scientific meetings. When appropriate, the candidate may be requested to coordinate seminars and laboratory meetings.

University and Public Service (5%)

University and Public Service is required for the Associate and Full Title ranks. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching full classroom courses is not an expectation of this position. The candidate will also engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals or public agencies.

Term of Appointment: Full-Time (100%) appointment. Initial appointment is for 12 months; reappointment is pending satisfactory performance, needs of the research project, and sufficient funding.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. For the full position description and to apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06249

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