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Job Opportunity: Assistant Specialist in the Moxon Lab

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Assistant Specialist positions in the laboratory of Professor Karen Moxon.

The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise in the planning and execution of a research project. The Specialist stays apprised of emerging issues and problems and maintains technical competence in the designated area(s) of specialization. Within this defined area and when appropriate, the Specialist is expected to provide leadership, facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues and to supply input into the planning of research and educational programs. Normally, Specialists do not have Principal Investigator (PI) status but may obtain permission by exception and/or collaborate with a PI in preparing research proposals for extramural funding.

Responsibilities of the position include:

Data and quantitative analysis of biological data. This includes carrying out existing workflows and using existing custom designed scripts, coding, software, analysis and visualization tools as well as designing new ones. Evaluation of performance in research activities will be documented by the following:

1) Publications that acknowledge the significant and meaningful contribution to the work.
2) Quality and timeliness of month and quarterly reports.
3) Active dissemination of information and data through presentations at national and international conferences, workshops and symposia.
4) Publishing of a codebase that describes the new capabilities.


Master's degree, or a bachelor’s degree plus three or more years of related research experience in computer science, engineering, or related discipline, or be enrolled in a master's degree program. Applicants who possess a Ph.D. or equivalent are considered overqualified for an Assistant Specialist position. Degree requirement must be met by appointment start date.

Please apply and review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements, at this link:

Deadline for full consideration is July 20, 2023, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.