Project Scientist - Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS) & Brain Endowment for Menta
University of California,Davis
July 31, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Project Scientist position at the Assistant/Associate level.
This position will require the applicant to make significant contributions to research and grant writing on the cellular and molecular neurobiology of human brain development, autism and schizophrenia and program management of two brain tissue collection programs: Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS) and Brain Endowment for Mental Health. The successful candidate for this position will have expertise on human and nonhuman primate brain neuroanatomy and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency.
The candidate will oversee all aspects of two brainbanking programs. The appointee will be responsible for each stage of the human brain tissue collection and processing process as well as supervise a junior specialist. The appointee will be required to work occasional evenings as needed. The candidate will assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The candidate will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of the cellular and molecular neurobiology of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. The candidate will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigator. He/she will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. In some cases the candidate may supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. The candidate will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.
The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of neuroscience and brainbanking, 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. When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.
The candidate will engage in public outreach activities that include presenting scientific research results to the general public and providing relevant advice to individuals and public agencies. The candidate will engage in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Assisting with teaching laboratory courses is optional. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.
This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate rank. The selected candidate will be hired at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
This position is open effective July 31, 2018. Applications should be submitted by September 1, 2018 for initial consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled or June 30, 2019.
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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis has rapidly grown over the last several years, more than doubling the size of its faculty and staff to approximately 80 psychiatrists, psychologists, and scientists and approximately 300 employees. The Department's administrative offices, outpatient clinic, and education office are located at 2230 Stockton Blvd., directly across from the UC Davis Medical Center. The Department also has a child and adolescent psychiatry clinic located next door at 2348 Stockton Blvd. The Department's forensic division and psychosomatic medicine service are located at 2348 Stockton Blvd. Finally, a number of Department faculty are located at the MIND Institute and Imaging Research Center in Sacramento as well as the Center for Neuroscience on the UC Davis campus.
The Department provides clinical services at a number of locations throughout the greater Sacramento area. The psychosomatic medicine service provides services in the main hospital. Outpatient services are provided on the first floor of the 2230 Stockton Blvd. site. Department faculty are assigned to the intake and inpatient psychiatry units at the Sacramento County Men...tal Health Treatment Center campus, located a block away at 2150 Stockton Blvd. Faculty and residents also provide services at three County of Sacramento regional clinics, a cross-cultural outpatient clinic, and a homeless mentally ill clinic, and the 2348 Stockton Blvd. child and Adolescent psychiatry clinic.