The University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology seeks to hire a full-time employee as an Assistant Project Scientist. The position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program to understand immune dysfunction in children with autism, and the consequences of environmental exposures in early life on neurodevelopment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, activities aimed to increase the general understanding of immune responses in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders. The appointee will make use of cellular biology and molecular biology combined with a medical/clinical perspective to develop and test new strategies and hypotheses towards better understanding neuro-immune interactions. The candidate is expected to contribute to the experimental design, including the selection of appropriate methods and controls, supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research and troubleshooting, conduct a series of neuro-immune analyses, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in writing proposals and progress reports for funding from federal agencies or other sources. 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 may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups. The candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.
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