Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist - Division of Hematology/Oncology

University of Ca, Davis, Medical Center
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, is seeking a full-time Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist. The purpose of this position is to provide support, coordination and leadership for research studies of Dr. Joseph M. Tuscano and other lab members. In direct collaboration with the Principle Investigator(s), this position will be involved in coordination, management, and maintenance of cancer therapeutics and probe development with emphasis on immunotherapeutic approaches and the development of multi-targeted therapies for lymphoma, lung cancer, and other malignancies at UC Davis Health in Sacramento.

The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment or with social science research methods) 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 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.

The research duties include performing tissue-related technologies, processing blood and other tissue samples, storing and tracking tissue samples, providing tissues to researchers, maintaining a database, as well as miscellaneous supporting work for the laboratory operations under the direction of the PI. Specifically, the duties include: 1) to coordinate the collection and storage of tissue specimens, to dispose of unneeded specimens, and to maintain an updated specimen database, 2) to communicate with various investigators and to perform tissue-related cancer therapeutics research under PI's discretion, 3) to present research at periodic laboratory meetings and to discuss the progress of the research projects with the PI, 4) to assist research summary for grant and scientific writing for presentation and publication, and 5) to provide miscellaneous support to the laboratory and operational activities.

• Publish research results in books, and other outlets either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other research team members.
• Assist with data acquisition, data analyses, data reduction, bioinformatic analyses, statistical analyses, and other functions necessary for publication by the candidate and other group members.
• Assist with literature review for each publication, including initial drafting or participation in editing manuscript drafts from others in the group.
• Assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations.
• Assist the PI in preparing proposals for funding from Investigational New Drug (IND), federal agencies, and other funding organizations.

• Assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies.
• Interact with funding agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.

• Participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to their specific field of cancer therapeutics and serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate.
• Coordinate and give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings, or educational functions as appropriate.
• Attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.

• Encouraged but not required to participate in service activities such as presenting research results to the general public or providing service to the university.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. More information is available

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, and residential space.

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