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Assistant Specialist - Moxon lab

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Position overview

Salary range:
A reasonable estimate for this position is $59,200/annual ($28.36/hr) -$65,900/annual (31.57/hr).

Application Window

Open date: June 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 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 Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Assistant Specialist positions in the laboratory of Professor Karen Moxon.


The position of Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise 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 provide leadership, 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.



A. Data and quantitative analysis of biological data. This includes carrying out existing workflows and using existing custom designed scripts, coding, software, analysis and visualization tools as well as designing new ones. Evaluation of performance in research activities will be documented by the following:

1) Publications that acknowledge the significant and meaningful contribution to the work.

2) Quality and timeliness of month and quarterly reports.

3) Active dissemination of information and data through presentations at national and international conferences, workshops and symposia.

4) Publishing of a codebase that describes the new capabilities.


1) Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations.

2) Review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.


1) Participate in activities of committees within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate.


As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open to accommodate Moxon lab needs.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have a master's degree, or a bachelor's degree plus three or more years of related research experience in computer science, engineering, or related discipline, or be enrolled in a master's degree program. Applicants who possess a Ph.D. or equivalent are considered overqualified for an Assistant Specialist position.

Experience with biological data analysis, specifically hemodynamics.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Must have a bachelor's degree plus three or more years of related research experience or possess a master's degree by date of hire.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.


    Reference requirements
    • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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