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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

University of California - Davis Davis, CA

Davis, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


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Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
Final Filing Date
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Open Until Filled
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$5,020.08 - $9,032.17/MO
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Appointment Description:
100% Fixed; Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm
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This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department Description:
The California National Primate Research Center is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where nonhuman primates are the animal models of choice.

In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the Primate Center is also committed to its missions of teaching and service. This position will provide technical assistance and project support for animal related experiments conducted by the Virology & Immunology Unit. Employee will be required to work with animals that are infected with HIV or SIV viruses. Location:
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Job Summary:
Under direction, the laboratory manager is responsible for Laboratory Operations and Research Program Management; Scientific Development; and Facility, Compliance and Safety Management. Oversee and manage the daily operations of a state-of-the-art laboratory engaged in neuroscience research on synaptic health and cognitive aging.

Serve as the primary conduit for the oversight of all projects supporting the PI's research program in cellular, synaptic, and molecular neuroscience of aging using nonhuman primate and rodent models.

With an in-depth understanding of the development, history and daily running of all on-going studies in the laboratory assure all personnel (staff, students, graduate researchers, and post docs) maintain an understanding, proficiency and productivity of assigned tasks supporting the research.

Provide direction, guidance, and training to lab personnel in technical procedures, which includes, but not limited to, perfusions of all animal models in use (mouse, rat, non-human primate); associated wet-lab modalities used: immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, preparations of tissues; and apply understanding of all computer and microscope modalities presently employed in the lab.

Maintain a large sophisticated and quantitative microscopy facility containing multiple computer-assisted light, confocal and electron microscopes and all ancillary equipment and programs for image analysis.

In partnership with the PI organize all necessary components to move forward scientific studies including involvement with the living model, perfusions, preparation, imaging, analysis of data, and the organization and preparation of data for peer-review publications. Develop new approaches/techniques relevant to changing scientific needs. Provide leadership and technical support in external scientific collaborations with multiple research teams for microscopy and ancillary studies. Serve as biosafety officer for the laboratory. Physical Demands:
-Position requires repetitive movement, physical stamina necessary to perform both a variety of routine to complex laboratory procedures which includes operating and maintaining sophisticated laboratory equipment.

-Move/lift objects weighing up to 50lbs. Lift and access items located above counter level.

-Perform diversified tasks that may require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping, or standing up to 8 hours per day.

-Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level 2+ conditions where non-human primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, CMV, or Herpes B virus.

-Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including gown, lab coats, scrubs, gloves, masks, face shields, and head and shoe covers.

-Use of biological safety cabinet and hoods as well as daily contact with biohazardous materials. Work Environment:
-Measles vaccination or proof of illness required.

-This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

-Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements. TB testing, blood sample, and counseling/orientation interview with Occupational Medicine is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.

-Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 1-2+ environments where nonhuman primates (and rodents) may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as SRV, SIV, HIV, STLV, HTLV or Herpes virus.

-Work with biohazardous agents and strictly adhere to all EH&S biosafety and radiation safety guidelines, and CNPRC laboratory policies and procedures.

-Use and disposal of radioactive isotope, hazardous materials, and other agents adhering to environmental health and safety procedures.

-Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.

-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 UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

-California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes

Minimum Qualifications:
-Master's Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience with extensive relevant expertise and experience with an emphasis in Neuroscience; Cell Biology, Neuroanatomy, Biology, and/or Chemistry.

Applied scientific experience in neuroscience, cell biology; or related field with relevant experience working in a laboratory performing neuroscience research with an emphasis on cellular and systems neurobiology with extensive quantitative microscopy.

-Laboratory management experience in a large scale animal biomedical research organization that include applied expertise in animal research laboratory management practices, unique safety issues, including vivarium facilities and familiarity with regulations IACUC, USDA and AALAS practices and protocols pertaining to non-human primate models.

-Familiarity with US regulations governing animal research and compliance activities, NIH regulations and Animal Welfare Act.

-Experience in lab operations management with broad range of laboratory training and experience in (microscopy, histology/immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, Array tomography and similar