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Job Opportunity: Junior Specialist in the Yamada 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 Junior Specialist positions.

The successful candidate will join the research lab of Professor Soichiro Yamada to provide specialized expertise in the planning and execution of an NIH-sponsored research project studying the mechano-biology of cells.

The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists are required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Junior Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to their research area of expertise.

The candidate will assist the PI in studying the molecular mechanisms underlying force-induced cell signaling (mechano-transduction) in normal and cancer cells, as well as identifying the physiological and pathological roles of this mechano-transduction. Candidate will perform routine laboratory tasks including: mammalian cell and bacterial culture, biochemical analysis of proteins, molecular biology protocols, fluorescence microscopy assays, routine microfabrication, and reagent preparation.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, biological sciences, or related field, or be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in an above or related discipline. Bachelor's degree is required by appointment start date.

Please review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05655.

Deadline for full consideration is April 24, 2023, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.