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Assistant Project Scientist in Toxoplasma immunology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
Salary range: See Table 37B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $68,400 per year.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: 8/1/2023
Position duration: 12 months and extended upon funding availability

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The project scientist will be involved with project management concerning the projects initiated and/or funded by NIH grants AI145403 and AI137126. This includes deciphering requirements for immunity to Toxoplasma gondii via use of genetic mapping, molecular biology and immunological approaches. The project scientist will be involved with manuscript preparation and funding acquisition for the general aims of the lab.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

Ph.D. in related field and 6 years postdoctoral work in the fields of parasitology and immunology. Be well versed in genetics, immunology and parasitology.

Additional qualifications

Expertise in R.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01535

Help contact: snspersonnel@ucmerced.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https://smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).

Job location

Merced, CA