The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Project Scientist positions. We aim to recruit one or more outstanding individuals with the appropriate background and/or experience capable of interacting with our many collaborators and working without supervision.
Candidates should have a PhD in biology, chemistry, engineering, the physical sciences, or related field. A broad range of skills in biological techniques/chemical techniques/instrumentation, preclinical studies, good interpersonal and organization skills, and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required. Candidates should have 2-5 years of post-PhD experience.
The position is funded by multiple extramural grants. It is anticipated that approximately 70-90% of the time will be spent designing and implementing original research experiments, assisting in the creation of new grant applications, and writing original manuscripts. The remaining 10-30% of the time will be devoted to the organization and management of the lab, which will include participation in the daily activities of the lab including maintenance of equipment, and training of other researchers (e.g., graduate students) in the scientific method as well as biological techniques and chemistry techniques. Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.
The Project Scientist is evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise. The Project Scientist will maintain professional competence and perform university and public service. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for 3-5 letters of reference. Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04481
The deadline for full consideration is October 20, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. https://bme.ucdavis.edu
The Department of Biomedical Engineering consists of the Department Chair, 1-2 Vice-Chairs, 36 ladder rank faculty (including WOS), approximately 115-120 other academic employees of varying titles, and 24 administrative and technical staff. The Department has ~550 undergraduate students enrolled, which have ABET accreditation status. The Department houses one graduate group with approximately 120 graduate students who can obtain a MS and/or PhD degree, as well as an integrated BS/MS program. The Department is responsible for oversight of CMGI research center and the new TEAM facilities and development activities. The current budget research funding level is in excess of $77 million (with an expenditure rate of about $19.7M). Biomedical Engineering has significant federal research funding (NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE) within the College of Engineering. The Department occupies 40,000 square feet of departmentally assigned space within a Garamendi Facility and 3 other buildings on campus.
The Department has 33 faculty members and is ranked 7th in the nation and 2nd in California in annual research expenditures (NSF rankings). The Department has existing strengths in the areas of tissue eng...ineering, cellular and molecular engineering, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, micro/nano systems, therapeutics, and computational/systems biology.
Additional information about the Department may be found at http://bme.ucdavis.edu.